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Generic Name: azilsartan (AY zil SAR tan)
Brand Names: Edarbi
Edarbi (azilsartan) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Includes Edarbi side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Edarbi (azilsartan) is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB). Azilsartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Edarbi is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Your doctor may prescribe other medicines for you to take along with Edarbi to treat your high blood pressure. Do not use Edarbi if you are pregnant. Stop using this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. If you have diabetes, do not use Edarbi together with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine - e.g. Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, Valturna). Learn more

Edarbi Side Effects

Edarbi Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about azilsartan medoxomil. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Edarbi.

For the Consumer

Applies to azilsartan medoxomil: oral tablet


Oral route (Tablet)

Discontinue use of azilsartan medoxomil as quickly as possible if pregnancy is detected as drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system can cause injury and death to the developing fetus.

Along with its needed effects, azilsartan medoxomil (the active ingredient contained in Edarbi) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking azilsartan medoxomil:


  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of azilsartan medoxomil may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Diarrhea


  • Cough
  • dizziness
  • lack or loss of strength
  • muscle spasm
  • nausea

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to azilsartan medoxomil: oral tablet


The most common side effects were diarrhea, dizziness, headache, dyslipidemia, cough, and increased blood creatine phosphokinase.


Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nausea

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, headache

Frequency not reported: Dizziness postural


Common (1% to 10%): Dyslipidemia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blood uric acid increased, hyperuricemia


Common (1% to 10%): Cough


Common (1% to 10%): Blood creatine phosphokinase increased

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Muscle spasm


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash, pruritus

Rare (less than 0.1%): Angioedema


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Fatigue, peripheral edema

Frequency not reported: Asthenia


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low RBC counts


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blood creatinine increased


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypotension

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Edarbi