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Edarbi is a medicine known as an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.
How does this medication work?
Edarbi lowers high blood pressure by blocking a chemical in your body that causes blood vessels to narrow. By blocking this chemical, Edarbi relaxes and widens your blood vessels, allowing your blood to flow through with less resistance.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: By lowering your blood pressure, Edarbi may lower your risk of a stroke or a heart attack.
When: Edarbi may start lowering your blood pressure within 2 weeks. Though you may not feel an improvement or change in the way you feel, it is very important to keep taking your medicine as prescribed to keep your condition under control.
How do I know it is working?
Check your blood pressure regularly. Your healthcare provider will also check your blood pressure at every visit. Following an appropriate diet and exercise plan will also affect your blood pressure results.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Edarbi can harm your unborn baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about other ways to lower your blood pressure if you plan to become pregnant. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while taking Edarbi.
More common side effects may include: diarrhea.
Less common side effects may include:
Low blood pressure with symptoms such as dizziness or feeling faint. This is most likely to happen if you also take water pills, are on a low-salt diet, get dialysis treatment, have heart problems, or get sick with vomiting or diarrhea. If you feel faint or dizzy, lie down and call your healthcare provider right away.
Kidney problems with symptoms such as swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands; or unexplained weight gain.
Do not take Edarbi if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
If you are diabetic, do not take Edarbi in combination with aliskiren.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Edarbi. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have diabetes; kidney or heart problems; or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults: The recommended dose is 80 milligrams once a day. Your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dose if you are taking certain medications.
Take Edarbi exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Edarbi without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Take Edarbi with or without food.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medication.
If Edarbi is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Edarbi with the following: aliskiren, blood pressure/heart medications known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (such as captopril or lisinopril), lithium, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as ibuprofen or naproxen).
Do not take Edarbi if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Edarbi can harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Edarbi, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature. Protect from moisture and light.
Store Edarbi in the original container that you receive from your pharmacist or healthcare provider. Do not put Edarbi into a different container.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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