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Edarbi Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is azilsartan (Edarbi)?
- What are the possible side effects of azilsartan (Edarbi)?
- What is the most important information I should know about azilsartan (Edarbi)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking azilsartan (Edarbi)?
- How should I take azilsartan (Edarbi)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Edarbi)?
- What happens if I overdose (Edarbi)?
- What should I avoid while taking azilsartan (Edarbi)?
- What other drugs will affect azilsartan (Edarbi)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking azilsartan (Edarbi)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to azilsartan.
To make sure you can safely take azilsartan, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood);
- congestive heart failure; or
- if you are dehydrated.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use azilsartan if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Azilsartan can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking azilsartan.
It is not known whether azilsartan passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking azilsartan.
How should I take azilsartan (Edarbi)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Azilsartan may be taken with or without food.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.
Store in the original container at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light.
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