Azor (Amlodipine Besylate/Olmesartan Medoxomil) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Azor
It may be recommended by your doctor to buy Azor if you suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure. The medication is known to bring down the blood pressure reading to its normal value. Azor consists of two different medications – Amlodipine and Olmesartan. Your treatment may start with one of the two medications, but your doctor may recommend a combination of two medications in situations where more than one medication is required.
Amlodipine works as a calcium channel blocker while Olmesartan performs the role of an angiotensin receptor blocker. Both the medications help the blood vessels to relax, thereby enabling them to carry blood normally. Treatment of hypertension with Azor prevents heart, brain and kidney damage due to high blood pressure.
Side Effects for Azor
Serious and more commonly occurring side-effects of Azor include swelling of the face, legs, feet, arms and hands, along with tingling in different body parts. Muscle weakness and dizziness too, may be experienced by the patient. Weight gain is another reported issue associated with the use of Azor. Abnormal heartbeat or pulse and muscle weakness are the less commonly reported side-effects of the medication. Muscle pain, yellow eyes, change in urine amount or color, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and breathing difficulty are rarely noticed side-effects of Azor. Please report the occurrence of side effects to your doctor.
If you have any history of a disorder related to the liver, kidneys or heart, make sure that you discuss it with your doctor before using Azor. If your blood contains a high value of potassium or low value of sodium, this should be reported to your doctor. If you suffer from dehydration and any type of allergy you should also discuss this with your doctor before you buy Azor. Pregnant women, especially those who are in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy must strictly consult the doctor about the use of this medication. Monitoring blood pressure is extremely important and should be done regularly. Azor must be stored away from exposure to light and moisture and also from the reach of children and pets.
Azor is available in the form of tablets. The usual initial dosage is Amlodipine 5 mg and Olmesartan 20 mg, which must be taken once a day. Your doctor may increase the value of dosage depending on your specific condition. You must remember that the dosage should not exceed Amlodipine 10 mg and Olmesartan 40 mg for each day. A missed dose may be taken immediately, but should be skipped if only a few hours are left before the next one. An overdose may lead to serious side effects, and medical help should be sought immediately.
Azor may interact with a number of prescribed or non-prescribed drugs and medications. If you take Conivaptan, Dantrolene, Amiodarone, Droperidol, Atazanavir or Cyclosporine, inform your doctor. Potassium supplements, lithium supplements, salt substitutes, diuretics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may also interact with the medication. Cough and cold medications and birth control medications too must be reported to the doctor to learn about possible interactions.
brand or generic Azor is a combination of two basic drugs, Amlodipine and Olmesartan medoxomil. Scientifically, it is also known as Amlodipine/Olmesartan. This drug is widely used in the effective treatment of patients suffering from hypertension. It may or may not be used in combination with other medication. When a patient is in need of a combination of drugs to reach acceptable levels of blood pressure, this drug is often used in the initial stages of therapy. Patients over the age of 75 should refrain from taking this drug.
Side effects / Precaution for Azor
The most common side effect associated with the Azor drug is edema. Other than this there have been reports of patients suffering from low blood pressure especially if they stand up too fast. Other problem could include itching, rash, excessive urination at night and frequently during the day and palpitations of the heart. There have also been reports of side effects like flushing, dizziness and headaches. If you have side effects other than those mentioned above, or any of the above mentioned side effects for a long period of time, it is advisable to consult with your physician. Amlodipine/Olmesartan can be fatal for pregnant women. If a woman discovers that she is pregnant while taking brand or generic Azor she should discontinue it immediately. The medication can even cause fetal death if taken during the second and third trimester.
The starting dose for Azor is recommended as 5/20 mg and administered daily once. This is referred to as the initial therapy. The maximum dose recommended is 10/40 mg and should not be exceeded. Once the therapy has begun, the dose may be adjusted based on the patient’s response or blood pressure levels. The doses may be adjusted after 1 or 2 weeks with the doctor’s advice. Azor can be administered along with other anti-hypertensive agents, with food or without food. The initial therapy is not recommended for the patients with hepatic-impairment or who are older than or equal to 75 years of age.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.