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Azilsartan medoxomil Side Effects

Not all side effects for azilsartan medoxomil may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to azilsartan medoxomil: oral tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by azilsartan medoxomil. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking azilsartan medoxomil:

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

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

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to azilsartan medoxomil: oral tablet


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


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


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.[Ref]


Musculoskeletal side effects have included muscle spasm.[Ref]

Nervous system

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


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.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included cough.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Edarbi (azilsartan)." Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Lincolnshire, IL.

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