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It's Very Important to Manage Your High Blood Pressure


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ROUGHLY 67-MILLION U-S-ADULTS HAVE HYPERTENSION--COMMONLY KNOWN AS HIGH BLOOD-PRESSURE.  AND, SOME MAY NOT KNOW THAT HYPERTENSION CAN INCREASE THE RISK FOR STROKES AND HEART-ATTACKS.  DOCTOR ANA STANKOVIC--A BOARD-CERTIFIED NEPHROLOGIST AND CLINICAL-HYPERTENSION SPECIALIST WHO PRACTICES MEDICINE IN SOUTHERN NEW-HAMPSHIRE--EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF MANAGING HIGH BLOOD-PRESSURE...

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HIGH BLOOD-PRESSURE TYPICALLY HAS NO SYMPTOMS; TREATMENT OFTEN INVOLVES BOTH LIFESTYLE-CHANGES AND MEDICATION.  LOWERING BLOOD-PRESSURE IS KEY, BECAUSE IT MAY REDUCE THE RISK OF STROKES AND HEART-ATTACKS.  IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD-PRESSURE, YOU'RE NOT ALONE:  HIGH BLOOD-PRESSURE IS VERY COMMON--AFFECTING NEARLY ONE-IN-THREE ADULTS.  MANY ADULTS WHO MAY NOT BE WELL-CONTROLLED ON A SINGLE MEDICATION MAY REQUIRE MORE THAN ONE MEDICATION TO HELP ACHIEVE THEIR BLOOD-PRESSURE TARGETS.  ONE SUCH TREATMENT-OPTION IS 'EDARBYCLOR'--OR 'AZILSARTAN MEDOXOMIL' AND 'CHLORTHALIDONE'--THE ONLY F-D-A-APPROVED HYPERTENSION-THERAPY IN THE U-S TO COMBINE AN 'ANGIOTENSIN-TWO'-RECEPTOR-BLOCKER WITH THE DIURETIC 'CHLORTHALIDONE', IN A SINGLE PILL.  THE TWO MEDICATIONS WORK TOGETHER, TO HELP LOWER BLOOD-PRESSURE LEVELS IN PATIENTS WHO NEED MORE THAN ONE MEDICATION TO REACH THEIR BLOOD-PRESSURE GOALS."

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LEARN MORE AT "EDARBYCLOR"-DOT-COM; THAT'S "E-D-A-R-B-Y-C-L-O-R"-DOT-COM.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING:  "EDARBYCLOR" CAN CAUSE HARM OR DEATH TO YOUR UNBORN-BABY.  IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT WHILE TAKING "EDARBYCLOR", TELL YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY.  IF YOU PLAN TO BECOME PREGNANT, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT OTHER TREATMENTS TO LOWER BLOOD-PRESSURE.

BEFORE TAKING "EDARBYCLOR", TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING OR PLAN TO BREASTFEED.  DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR OTHER WAYS TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD-PRESSURE.  IT IS NOT KNOWN IF "EDARBYCLOR" PASSES INTO BREAST-MILK.  YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD DECIDE IF YOU WILL TAKE "EDARBYCLOR" OR BREASTFEED.  YOU SHOULD NOT DO BOTH.

DO NOT TAKE "EDARBYCLOR" IF YOU MAKE LESS URINE BECAUSE OF KIDNEY-PROBLEMS ("ANURIA").

DO NOT TAKE "ALISKIREN" WITH "EDARBYCLOR" IF YOU HAVE DIABETES.

TELL YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT ALL YOUR MEDICAL-CONDITIONS--INCLUDING IF YOU HAVE HEART-PROBLEMS OR STROKE, HAVE GOUT, OR HAVE LIVER- OR KIDNEY-PROBLEMS.  KIDNEY-PROBLEMS MAY BECOME WORSE IN PEOPLE THAT ALREADY HAVE KIDNEY-DISEASE.  IF YOU HAVE KIDNEY-PROBLEMS, YOU MAY NEED BLOOD-TESTS--AND YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED TO LOWER YOUR DOSE, OR MAY NEED TO STOP TREATMENT WITH "EDARBYCLOR".

TELL YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT ALL THE MEDICINES YOU TAKE--INCLUDING PRESCRIPTION- AND NONPRESCRIPTION-MEDICINES, VITAMINS, AND HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS.  ESPECIALLY TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU TAKE OTHER MEDICINES TO TREAT YOUR HIGH BLOOD-PRESSURE OR HEART-PROBLEM; WATER-PILLS (DIURETICS); LITHIUM; OR "DIGOXIN".

"EDARBYCLOR" MAY CAUSE SERIOUS SIDE-EFFECTS, INCLUDING LOW BLOOD-PRESSURE (HYPOTENSION)--WHICH MAY CAUSE YOU TO FEEL FAINT AND DIZZY.  VOMITING AND DIARRHEA, A LOW-SALT DIET, SWEATING A LOT, OR NOT DRINKING ENOUGH FLUID CAN ALSO LEAD TO LOW BLOOD-PRESSURE.

IF YOU FEEL FAINT OR DIZZY, LIE DOWN AND CALL YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY.  IF YOU PASS OUT (FAINT), HAVE SOMEONE CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR GET MEDICAL-HELP.  STOP TAKING "EDARBYCLOR".

IF YOU HAVE FLUID- AND BODY-SALT- (ELECTROLYTES) PROBLEMS, TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS: DRY MOUTH, CONFUSION, THIRST, LACK-OF-ENERGY/WEAKNESS, DROWSINESS, PASSING VERY LITTLE URINE OR PASSING LARGE AMOUNTS OF URINE, SEIZURES, MUSCLE-PAIN/CRAMPS, RESTLESSNESS, MUSCLE-TIREDNESS (FATIGUE), FAST OR ABNORMAL HEARTBEAT, NAUSEA AND VOMITING, OR CONSTIPATION.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE INCREASED LEVELS OF URIC-ACID IN THE BLOOD MAY DEVELOP GOUT.  IF YOU ALREADY HAVE GOUT, TELL YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT WORSENING OF YOUR GOUT-SYMPTOMS.

IN CLINICAL STUDIES, THE SIDE-EFFECTS SEEN WITH "EDARBYCLOR" INCLUDED DIZZINESS (8.9%) AND TIREDNESS (2.0%).

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT NEGATIVE SIDE-EFFECTS OF PRESCRIPTION-DRUGS TO THE F-D-A.  VISIT W-W-W-DOT-"F-D-A"-DOT-GOV-SLASH-"MED-WATCH"--OR CALL 1-800-"F-D-A"-1088.

USE OF "EDARBYCLOR"

"EDARBYCLOR" IS A PRESCRIPTION-MEDICINE USED TO TREAT HIGH BLOOD-PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) WHEN ONE MEDICINE IS NOT ENOUGH--OR AS THE FIRST MEDICINE--IF YOUR DOCTOR DECIDES YOU ARE LIKELY TO NEED MORE THAN ONE MEDICINE.  MEDICINES THAT LOWER YOUR BLOOD-PRESSURE MAY LOWER YOUR CHANCES OF HAVING A STROKE OR HEART-ATTACK--BUT THEY DON'T WORK ALONE.  IT SHOULD BE PART OF A COMPLETE TREATMENT-PLAN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE-PROFESSIONAL, SEE COMPLETE "PRESCRIBING INFORMATION" FOR "EDARBYCLOR", AND VISIT W-W-W-DOT-"EDARBYCLOR"-DOT-COM.



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