Azilsartan medoxomil

Description

Azilsartan medoxomil is an orally active prodrug that is rapidly converted to the active moiety, azilsartan, which selectively antagonises the effects of angiotensin II by blocking its binding to the AT1 receptor in multiple tissues. Angiotensin II is the principal pressor agent of the RAAS, with effects that include vasoconstriction, stimulation of synthesis and release of aldosterone, cardiac stimulation, and renal reabsorption of sodium.

Medicine classification

ATC Code
Title
Class
Azilsartan medoxomil
C Cardiovascular system → C09 Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system → C09C Angiotensin II antagonists, plain → C09CA Angiotensin II antagonists, plain

Other medications with this active ingredient in combination: EDARBYCLOR

Product monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US

2D Molecule Structure

2D representation of molecule

Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII)

LL0G25K7I2 - AZILSARTAN MEDOXOMIL

CAS Registry Number

863031-21-4 - azilsartan medoxomil

SNOMED-CT

449561004 - Azilsartan medoxomil (substance)