Azilsartan medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.
Both Azildac and telmisartan are blood pressure-lowering medicines. Azildac is a relatively new medicine. It has been found to be as effective as telmisartan in lowering blood pressure. It can be safely used in patients as it has fewer side effects.
Q. How should I take Azildac?
You should take Azildac exactly as directed by your doctor. It is for oral use and is usually taken once a day. You should take it with plenty of water, with or without food. It is recommended that you take this medicine at the same time every day.
Q. Can I stop Azildac on my own?
No, do not stop taking Azildac without speaking to your doctor, even if you are feeling well or your blood pressure is controlled. Stopping it suddenly may increase your blood pressure which may increase your risk of stroke.
Q. How long does Azildac take to start working?
Azildac may take about 2 weeks to show a visible reduction in blood pressure. Full benefits of Azildac may take a little longer, about 4 weeks.
Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Azildac?
Taking more than the recommended dose of Azildac may decrease your blood pressure due to which you may feel dizzy or may even faint. Consult your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical aid in a nearby hospital.
Q. Which class does Azildac belong to?
Azildac belongs to a class of medicines called angiotensin II receptor antagonists (AIIRAs). Angiotensin II is a substance which occurs naturally in the body. It tightens the blood vessels, which in turn increases the blood pressure. Azildac blocks this effect so that the blood vessels relax, which helps lower your blood pressure.
Q. What is the most important information I should know about Azildac?
It is important for you to know that this medicine can cause harm or death to your unborn baby. Therefore, if you are planning a pregnancy or have become pregnant, consult your doctor right away. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine to treat your high blood pressure.
Q. Who should not take Azildac?
You should not take Azildac if you are allergic to it or if you are pregnant. Avoid its use if you have diabetes or impaired kidney function and are being treated with a blood pressure-lowering medicine containing aliskiren.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Mar 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.