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What Is Azilsartan/Chlorthalidone Used For?

Azilsartan/chlorthalidone is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults age 18 and older. It contains two blood pressure medications that work to lower blood pressure by reducing blood volume and relaxing the blood vessels. Azilsartan/chlorthalidone is used in cases where people are taking the components as two separate pills, and for those who need two or more blood pressure drugs.

An Overview of Uses for Azilsartan/Chlorthalidone

Azilsartan/chlorthalidone (Edarbyclor™) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. This product combines two high blood pressure medications: azilsartan (Edarbi®) and chlorthalidone (Thalitone®).
 
Azilsartan/chlorthalidone may be a good option for people whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with either component alone, or for people who are already taking azilsartan and chlorthalidone as two separate tablets. Also, people whose blood pressure is high enough that they will likely require treatment with two or more medications are good candidates to start with a combination medication like azilsartan/chlorthalidone.
 

Understanding High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of the force inside your blood vessels while the heart is beating and while it is relaxed. High blood pressure, known medically as hypertension, is when the force is too high. When high blood pressure occurs, the heart has to work extra hard to pump blood through the body.
 
There are two numbers in a blood pressure reading. The top number is the systolic pressure, or the pressure when the heart is beating. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure, which is the pressure when the heart is relaxed.
 
High blood pressure is usually defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, over multiple blood pressure readings. However, in some cases, your healthcare provider may recommend that you maintain a blood pressure that is lower than this. This might be the case if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes.
 
High blood pressure does not usually cause symptoms; however, if left untreated it can damage the body's vital organs, including the eyes, heart, brain, and kidneys. Over time, untreated high blood pressure may lead to serious health problems, such as:
 
 
(Click Effects of High Blood Pressure for more information.)
 
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