Currently using Azor 10-40 mg along with Metoprolol 50mg to control HBP following a stroke (bleed), & minor heart attack. Azor is very expensive and is made up of 2 drugs; Olmesartan and Amlodipine, the generics. Would like to change to the generics.
Olmesartan is manufactured by Sankyo Pharma, Inc. A patent currently prohibits any generic olmesartan from being manufactured. Companies that claim to sell it are selling a drug that is fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous. The patent for olmesartan expires in 2016, at which time a generic olmesartan could become available. However, other patents for specific olmesartan uses or lawsuits could extend the exclusivity period beyond this time.
Perhaps you could write to Sankyo Pharma Inc. for details. Hope the info helps?
- Olmesartan Information for Consumers
- Olmesartan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Olmesartan (detailed)
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