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Azilsartan medoxomil - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Azilsartan medoxomil

Generic Name : Azilsartan medoxomil
Pronunciation : AY-zil-SAR-tan me-DOX-oh-mil
Latest prescription information about Azilsartan medoxomil. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives And ACE Inhibitors
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Azilsartan medoxomil

India : 

International : 

Edarbi
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Why is Azilsartan medoxomil Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prescribed for hypertension. It improves blood flow by widening blood vessels.
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When should Azilsartan medoxomil not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated during second or third trimester of pregnancy, diabetes, and known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Azilsartan medoxomil?

PO- The recommended dose in adults is 80 mg taken once daily.

How should Azilsartan medoxomil be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Azilsartan medoxomil?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood vessel problems, poor blood circulation, heart, liver, or kidney disease, sugar, stroke, heart attack, dehydration, angioedema, low blood volume, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

Monitor blood pressure, blood electrolyte levels, and heart or kidney function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Azilsartan medoxomil?

   Most Common : Low blood pressure.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
   General : Weakness and fatigue.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle spasm.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness.
   Respiratory : Cough.

What are the other precautions for Azilsartan medoxomil?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Azilsartan medoxomil?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container. Protect from moisture and light.



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