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What Is Amlodipine and Olmesartan Used For?

Amlodipine and olmesartan is used for treating high blood pressure in adults (age 18 and older). By lowering blood pressure, amlodipine and olmesartan can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure, which can occur with long-term high blood pressure. There are currently no off-label amlodipine and olmesartan uses.

What Is Amlodipine and Olmesartan Used For?

Amlodipine and olmesartan (AZOR™) is a prescription medication that is approved to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a combination medication, containing olmesartan (Benicar®) and amlodipine (Norvasc®). Amlodipine and olmesartan can be used as "first line" treatment (as the first medication that is tried), if it is expected that treatment with two medications will be necessary.
 

Amlodipine and Olmesartan for High Blood Pressure

A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example, 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
 
In clinical studies, amlodipine and olmesartan has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. By lowering blood pressure, amlodipine and olmesartan can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure, which can occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).
 
Amlodipine and olmesartan is not a cure for high blood pressure. It is approved to be used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications.
 
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