Drug: Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)

What is amlodipine and olmesartan (Azor)? Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.Olmesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Olmesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.The combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).Amlodipine and olmesartan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of amlodipine and olmesartan (Azor)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.In rare cases, amlodipine and olmesartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.Also call your doctor at once if you have:
  • a feeling like you might pass out;
  • swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling.
Common side effects include:
  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
  • hair loss; or
  • mild skin rash or itching.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect amlodipine and olmesartan (Azor)? Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with amlodipine and olmesartan, especially:
  • aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others;
  • heart medication;
  • potassium supplements or salt substitutes;
  • a diuretic or "water pill"; or
  • other medications that lower blood pressure.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with amlodipine and olmesartan, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

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What happens if I overdose (Azor)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

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