Azor (Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil) Tablets
Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil General Information
Azor (Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil) is used for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, kidney problems, and heart attacks. This can be used alone or in combination with other medications used to treat high blood pressure.
How does Azor (Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil) work?
Azor is a mixture of two antihypertensive treatments: a dihydropyridine calcium antagonist amlodipine and an angiotensin II receptor blocker, Olmesartan medoxomil. The amlodipine component of Azor prevents the transmembrane influx of calcium ions into vascular smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. The Olmesartan medoxomil element of Azor blocks the vasoconstrictor effects of angiotensin II.
Why use Azor (Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
Azor Tablets contains 2 medications; Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil. Amlodipine belongs to the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Olmesartan belongs to the class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). In the year 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.
How to use Azor (Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
The recommended dosage for this medication will depend on your condition and response. Take this medication by mouth. For most people, the best time to take this is in the morning. This is usually taken once a day. You may take this either before or after a meal. Your blood pressure may start to decrease within 1-2 weeks of starting this medication. Take this at the same time each day or as directed by your doctor. To avoid complications, do not double the prescribed dose.
What are the side-effects of Azor (Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
- Fast heartbeat
- Hair loss
- Itching or skin rash
- Unusual change in the amount of urine
- Sever or persistent diarrhea
- Flushing (redness, warmth, or tingly feeling)
- Swelling (hands, feet, ankles)
If these continue or get worse, call for medical help right away.
Warnings and Precautions
- Before using this, consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Do not take this to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.
- Inform your doctor if you have any allergies, medical history, or current prescription medications.
- This may make you feel dizzy. Avoid using machinery or driving.
- Do not share this or any of your medication with others who have the same condition as yours.
- Keep this away from the reach of children or from your pets.