Drug Interactions and Other Risks With Azilsartan/Chlorthalidone
Drug InteractionsAzilsartan/chlorthalidone may react with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Azilsartan/Chlorthalidone).
What If I Overdose on This Medicine?As with most medications, it is possible to take too much azilsartan/chlorthalidone. The main symptoms of an overdose are likely to include extremely low blood pressure and electrolyte imbalances. If you happen to take an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
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What If I Miss a Dose of Azilsartan/Chlorthalidone?If you forget to take your azilsartan/chlorthalidone dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
How Does It Work?One of the medicines in azilsartan/chlorthalidone, chlorthalidone, is a diuretic ("water pill"). It works by removing excess salt and water from the body. The extra salt and water are removed from the body by the kidneys and pass out through the urine. The removal of salt and water decreases blood volume, resulting in lower blood pressure.
The other component of this medication, azilsartan, belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). Angiotensin II is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking angiotensin II, azilsartan helps to relax the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure.