Edarbi

(azilsartan)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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Edarbi (azilsartan) lowers blood pressure, but is more expensive than other medicines that work similarly.

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Quick facts about Edarbi
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (azilsartan)

Upsides

  • Lowers your risk for stroke and heart attack.
  • Doesn't cause dry coughs or facial swelling like another type of blood pressure medicine called ACE inhibitors.
  • Preserves kidney function, especially for those with diabetes.
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Downsides

  • Available as an expensive, brand product only.
  • Not safe for use if you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
  • Not a good option if you have worsening kidney disease.
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How it works

Edarbi (azilsartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker, which relaxes the blood vessels to lower blood pressure.

Quick facts about Edarbi
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (azilsartan)

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What to expect when you take Edarbi (azilsartan) for High blood pressure

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  • Possible side effects
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure from standing up or lying down
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
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Side effect rates for Edarbi (azilsartan)

Risks and Warnings for Edarbi (azilsartan)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Edarbi (azilsartan) causes birth defects. If you're pregnant, stop taking Edarbi (azilsartan) right away and talk to your doctor.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Edarbi (azilsartan)

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Food
  • Take with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • Edarbi (azilsartan) can impair your kidney function, especially if you have pre-existing kidney disease. Your doctor will order blood tests regularly to monitor your kidneys.
  • Preserves kidney function, especially for those with diabetes.
  • Not a good option if you have worsening kidney disease.