Who Makes This Medication?
Edarbi is made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
How Does Edarbi Work?
Edarbi belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). Angiotensin II is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking angiotensin II, Edarbi helps to relax the blood vessels, which results in lower blood pressure
Clinical studies have shown that Edarbi lowers blood pressure
in people with hypertension more than a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). Probably more importantly, studies have also shown that Edarbi lowers blood pressure more effectively than olmesartan
) or losartan
), two other medications that are similar to Edarbi.
When and How to Take It
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Edarbi include the following:
- Edarbi comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- Try to take your dose at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- You can take Edarbi with or without food.
- For this medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.