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Azistar 40 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
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Azistar 40 is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it i... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azistar 40 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Azistar 40 may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azistar 40 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Azistar 40 is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have an u... View More
Azistar 40 should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azistar 40 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. D... View More
Azistar 40 is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. T... View More
Uses of Azistar 40
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart failure
- Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Side effects of Azistar 40
- Muscle damage
How to use Azistar 40
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Azistar 40 may be taken wi... View More
How Azistar 40 works
Azistar 40 is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels t... View More
What if you forget to take Azistar 40?
If you miss a dose of Azistar 40, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
- It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
- Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
- Do not take Azistar 40 if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Hypertension, alone or in combination w/ other antihypertensive agents.
May be taken with or without food.
Adult: Initially 40 mg once daily. May be increased to a max of 80 mg once daily as necessary. Elderly: No dose adjustment is necessary in elderly p... View More
Renal Impairment No dose adjustment is required with mild-to-severe renal impairment or end-stage renal disease. Patients with moderate-to-severe rena... View More
Mode of Action
Angiotensin II blocker; displaces angiotensin II from AT1 receptor and may lower blood pressure by antagonizing AT1-induced vasoconstriction, aldosteron... View More
Correct vol or salt depletion prior to administration. Renal (moderate to severe) & hepatic (severe) impairment. Pregnancy (1st trimester) & lactation. ... View More
1-10% Diarrhea (2%) <1% Nausea,Asthenia,Fatigue,Muscle spasm,Dizziness,Postural hypotension,Cough
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: C (1st trimester); D (2nd and 3rd trimesters)
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