Azilsartan medoxomil Side Effects

Some side effects of azilsartan medoxomil may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to azilsartan medoxomil: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, azilsartan medoxomil may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking azilsartan medoxomil:

Rare
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of azilsartan medoxomil may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Diarrhea
Rare
  • Cough
  • dizziness
  • lack or loss of strength
  • muscle spasm
  • nausea

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to azilsartan medoxomil: oral tablet

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension/orthostatic hypotension (0.4%).

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea (up to 2%) and nausea.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included low hemoglobin, hematocrit, and RBC counts in less than 0.5% of patients. Low and high markedly abnormal platelet and WBC counts were observed in less than 0.1% of patients.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included muscle spasm.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included dizziness, postural dizziness, asthenia, and fatigue.

Renal

Renal side effects have included small reversible increases in serum creatinine in patients receiving 80 mg of azilsartan and may be larger when coadministered with chlorthalidone or hydrochlorothiazide.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included cough.

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