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Amlodipine and olmesartan is a medication that is used for treating high blood pressure. It is a type of combination medication that works by relaxing the blood vessels, which helps to improve blood flow and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. Amlodipine and olmesartan, which is only available by prescription, comes in the form of a tablet that is usually taken once a day. Possible side effects of amlodipine and olmesartan include dizziness, flushing, and swelling.

What Is Amlodipine and Olmesartan?

Amlodipine and olmesartan (AZOR™) is a combination medication used to treat high blood pressure (known medically as hypertension). It contains amlodipine (Norvasc®) and olmesartan (Benicar®). Amlodipine and olmesartan is a good option for people who are already taking both Norvasc and Benicar. It is also useful for those who currently take either Norvasc or Benicar and whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled.
(Click What Is Amlodipine and Olmesartan Used For? for more information on what amlodipine and olmesartan is used for, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects of Amlodipine and Olmesartan

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with amlodipine and olmesartan. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of amlodipine and olmesartan include, but are not limited to:
  • Swelling or water retention
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing.
(Click Side Effects of Amlodipine and Olmesartan to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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