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Azor Oral Uses
This product is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
This product contains 2 medications, amlodipine and olmesartan. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, and olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker. They both work differently to relax the blood vessels so that blood can flow through the body more easily.
These medications are used together when one drug is not controlling your blood pressure. Your doctor may direct you to start taking the individual medications first, and then switch you to this combination product if it is the best dose combination for you.
How To Use Azor Oral
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not take more than 10 milligrams of amlodipine or 40 milligrams of olmesartan each day.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. It may take up to 2 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.
Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
Tell your doctor if your condition worsens (e.g., your routine blood pressure readings increase).
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Information last revised December 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.