Azoren

Chinese name:

What is Azoren?

Azoren is a brand product that contains Olmesartan and Amlodipine, which belong to the class of calcium channel blockers and angiotensin II receptor blockers. They work in combination to further relax the smooth muscles in blood vessels to reduce blood pressure. It is therefore used in high blood pressure, in which treatment of Olmesartan or Amlodipine alone cannot control the blood pressure adequately.

How to use it?

Azoren is available as tablets. Take with or without food.

 

For high blood pressure, the starting dose is 20mg/5mg once daily. It may go up to 40mg/5mg once daily at intervals of 1-2 weeks depending on the response. The maximum daily dose is 40mg/10mg.

What are the side effects of Azoren?

Common side effects of Azoren include diarrheadizzinessheadache, coughing, low blood pressure, swelling in the arms and legs, and postural hypotension.

Who should not take Azoren?

  • People with an allergy to Azoren or any formulation ingredient.
  • Patients who are currently on Aliskiren
  • Patients with cardiogenic shock or acute attacks of angina
  • Pregnant women

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Avoid vigorous activities after taking this medication.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are on this medication.

Common dosing schedule: 
Take with or without food at the same time each day.


This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs. 
 

Some common medications Azoren may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Azoren in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Azoren is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Azoren in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 20mg/5mg / 40mg/5mg / 40mg/10mg (Tablets)
Drug class
Antihypertensives
Sub class
Calcium Channel Blockers, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
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