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What is Edarbi (Azilsartan) prescribed for?
This medication is used to treat high blood pressure, by using it you can lower your blood pressure and it overall helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that the blood can flow more easily.
This medication is to be taken by mouth, with or without food. And it is usually taken once a day. Remember that the dosage is based on your medical condition and response to the treatment.
It is best to use this medication regularly to gain the most benefit, and it is best to continue to take this medication when you fell well.
Before taking azilsartan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history. Especially if you have had any of the following; severe loss of body water and minerals (dehydration).
This medication may increase your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Common side effects of this medication do include the following; Dizziness, diarrhea, or fatigue. It is best to speak with your doctor promptly if you are experiencing any of these side effects.
However unlikely, these serious side effects should to brought to you doctor’s attention right way; muscle spasms, symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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