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Clinical Effects of AzilsartanClinical studies have shown that azilsartan lowers blood pressure in people with hypertension more than a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). Probably more importantly, studies have also shown that azilsartan lowers blood pressure more effectively than olmesartan (Benicar®) and losartan (Cozaar®), two other medications that are similar to azilsartan.
When and How to Take This MedicationSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with azilsartan include the following:
- Azilsartan comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- Try to take your dose at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- You can take azilsartan with or without food.
- For this medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.