Azilsartan medoxomil


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.

ATC Classification

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