Two common classes of blood pressure medications are equally effective at controlling high blood pressure.
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FDA has approved Daiichi Sankyo's AZOR (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, and olmesartan medoxomil, the active ingredient in Benicar, which is the fastest growing angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
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Fixed-dose combination BENICAR HCT was associated with a greater mean reduction in seated systolic blood pressure at 12 weeks in patients with Stage 2 hypertension, compared with amlodipine + benazepril study doses.