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What should I know before using Edarbi?

Before taking the blood pressure drug Edarbi (azilsartan), you should know why it is being prescribed for you, how to take it safely, and its side effects and potential interactions with other drugs and food.

You can take Edarbi with or without food.

It may take two weeks for Edarbi to take effect and control your blood pressure.

You should know that Edarbi may cause your blood pressure to go too low if you are:
  • eating a low-sodium, or low-salt, diet
  • taking a water pill, or diuretic, especially in high doses
  • taking another high blood pressure medication
  • not drinking much fluid
  • suffering from an illness that causes vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • prone to heavy sweating
Don't use salt substitutes that contain potassium while taking Edarbi.

You should not take Edarbi if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. It may harm your baby, especially if taken during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.

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