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Azilsartan

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Azilsartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker, treats high blood pressure which prevents heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems. It works by relaxing blood vessels to allow blood to flow more easily. Some common side effects may include diarrhoea, dizziness, and increased levels of the enzyme creatine kinase. Serious effects like angioedema occur rarely.

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in Azilsartan, if you are pregnant or if you have diabetes or kidney problems. If you suffer from dehydration problems more often, or any heart problems let your doctor know before starting the medicine. Also inform him if you have a history of angioedema or electrolyte problems. Some products that interact with this drug include lithium, aliskiren, ACE inhibitors including birth control pills containing drospirenone and benazepril.

This medicine can be administered orally as directed by a medical professional, usually once per day with or without food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For the drug to be most effective, use it regularly and try not to miss a dose.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

  • Weakness

  • Anemia

  • Renal impairment

  • Vertigo

  • Increased potassium level in blood.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Azilsartan as ingredient

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Azilsartan is used in the treatment of hypertension. This drug inhibits the angiotensin II type 1 receptor, thus stopping angiotensin II from binding and resulting in vasoconstriction. It remains tightly attached to AT1 receptors for a very long duration.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Heplock 10Iu Injection

    Zydol 50Mg Suspension

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