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Generic name: amlodipine and olmesartan [am-LOE-de-peen-ol-me-SAR-tan]
Class of drugs: calcium channel blockers with angiotensin-II inhibitors

What is Azor?

Azor is a mixture of amlodipine and olmesartan.Amlodipine works as a calcium-channel blocker. This drug works by relaxing your blood vessels and heart muscles.Olmesartan (also known as ARB) is an antagonist of the angiotensin II receptor. Olmesartan prevents the blood vessels from constricting. Lowering blood pressure and improving circulation is achieved.Azor can be used to treat hypertension. Your risk of stroke and heart attack can be reduced by lowering your blood pressure.


Azor should not be used if pregnant.Azor should not be taken with medications that contain aliskiren, such as Amturnide or Tekturna.You may get dizzy if you stand up quickly from a seated or lying position. To avoid falling, get up slowly.If you experience swelling of your feet or hands, rapid weight loss, heart pounding, fluttering, or jaundice (yellowing skin or eyes), pain in the shoulder or arm, chest pain, or feeling heavy, call your doctor immediately.

Before you take this drug

Azor should be avoided if allergic reactions to amlodipine and olmesartan are present.Azor should not be taken with aliskiren, a blood pressure medication, if you are diabetic.If you suffer from kidney disease, it is important to not take aliskiren with amlodipine or olmesartan.

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that Azor will be safe for you:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Angina (chest pain), congestive heart failure;
  • High potassium levels in the blood
  • If you're on a diet low in salt,
  • If you're 75 or older,
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Pregnancy should prevent you from taking this medicine.Olmesartan may cause harm or even death to an unborn child if taken during the second or third trimester.This medicine should not be used while breastfeeding.Azor cannot be used by those under the age of 18.

How to take Azor?

Follow the instructions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Read all the instructions and directions that come with your medication. Sometimes your doctor will change the dose.Azor can be taken with or without a meal.You will have to check your blood pressure regularly. You may need to check your kidney function.Certain medical conditions can lower your blood pressure. Vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating are all examples. If you have diarrhea or vomiting, call your doctor.Tell your surgeon that you use Azor before you have surgery.Continue to use Azor according to the instructions, even when you are feeling well. High blood pressure can often be symptomless. Blood pressure medications may be needed for life.Keep away from heat and moisture. Store at room temperature.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:

Initial dose: Amlodipine 5-Olmesartan-20 mg, orally one time per day. The dose may be increased after a week of treatment.
Amlodipine-Olmesartan oral dose maximum: Amlodipine, 10mg and 40mg once daily
Substitution therapy is indicated for patients who are not controlled adequately with one component or another within the same class of antihypertensives or those patients on separate components.
Initial therapy for patients likely to require more than one antihypertensive drug to regulate blood pressure

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for the next dose, skip the missed one. Never take more than one dose at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid this

You should wait at least four hours before taking Azor.Do not drive or engage in hazardous activities until you have determined how the medicine affects you. You may have impaired reactions. You may get dizzy if you stand up quickly from a seated or lying position.Use potassium or sodium substitutes only if your doctor tells you to.

Side effects of Azor

If you experience any of the following: itching, difficulty breathing, swelling in your lips, face, throat, tongue, or mouth, contact an emergency doctor immediately.You may experience new or worsening pain in your chest (angina) or a heart attack when you start this medication. Call your doctor or seek emergency medical care if you experience symptoms like chest pressure, pain, or pain that spreads to your shoulder or jaw. Nausea or sweating

If you experience:

  • Chest pain that is new or getting worse
  • Rapid weight gain; swelling of the hands and fet;
  • Severe or persistent diarrhea with loss of weight
  • If you feel your heart pounding or your chest fluttering, then this is a sign that it's time to seek medical attention.
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you could pass out.
  • High potassium level nausea, weakness, tingly sensation, chest pains, irregular heartbeats, and loss of mobility

Azor can cause a number of side effects.

  • Swelling;
  • Dizziness
  • If you feel flushed (a warm, red, or tingly sensation),
  • Pounding heartbeats.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

It is sometimes not safe to take certain drugs at the same time. Taking certain drugs together can cause side effects and/or make other medications less effective.Take colesevelam 4 hours after taking Azor.

Inform your doctor of all other medications you are taking, including:

  • Cyclosporine;
  • Lithium;
  • Simvastatin;
  • Tacrolimus;
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) include aspirin (advil), ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib (aleve), diclofenac (indomethacin), meloxicam (meloxicam), and many others.

The list below is not exhaustive. Amlodipine, olmesartan, and other drugs can interact. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines. This list does not include all drug interactions.




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