It will give physicians a new treatment option for patients whose blood pressure remains too high on currently prescribed medications." AZOR is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, alone or with other antihypertensive agents. AZOR is not indicated for the initial therapy of hypertension.
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AZOR(TM) (amlodipine and olmesartan medoxomil) for the treatment of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. AZOR is a convenient, once daily, single tablet combination of amlodipine, the number one prescribed calcium channel blocker (CCB) on the market(1), and olmesartan medoxomil, the active ingredient in Benicar(R), which is the fastest growing angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).(2) The combination of these two medications will give doctors a powerful new treatment option for patients with hypertension who need to reduce their blood pressure levels or who are uncontrolled on other medications.