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Understanding How Azilsartan Works and Specific Uses

How Does This Medication Work?

As mentioned, 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, which results in lower blood pressure.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Azilsartan?

Azilsartan is not approved for use in children (usually defined as people younger than 18 years of age). Its safety and effectiveness has not been studied in this age group.
 

Are There Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the treatment of high blood pressure. This is called an "off-label" use. Azilsartan may be used off-label to treat:
 
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