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Drugs reference index «amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil»

amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil

Brand names: Azor

What is amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

Azor is a combination of amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil and is used to treat hypertension alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.

What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

When used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters, Azor can cause injury and even death to the developing fetus. If you become pregnant, discontinue Azor as soon as possible and contact your doctor.

Who should not take amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

You should not use the drug if you are pregnant. Exercise caution if you have low blood pressure or depleted sodium, an obstructed coronary artery, aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve), congestive heart failure, or liver or kidney problems.

What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Azor. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of kidney or liver problems, low blood pressure, or other heart conditions.

What is the usual dosage?

The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

Adults: The maximum recommended dosage of Azor is 10/40 milligrams.

How should I take amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

Take Azor as prescribed by your doctor.

What should I avoid while taking amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

Avoid pregnancy while on treatment with Azor.

What are possible food and drug interactions associated with amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

No significant drug interactions have been observed.

What are the possible side effects of amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil.

  • Side effects may include:edema, flushing, palpitations
Can I receive amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Azor is to be avoided during pregnancy and in nursing mothers. Talk with your doctor before taking amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

What should I do if I miss a dose of amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

If you miss a dose, take the next scheduled dose; do not double the dose.

Where should I keep my supply of amlodipine besylate and olmesartan medoxomil?

Store at room temperature.

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