Azilsartan medoxomil for the treatment of hypertension.
ABSTRACT The use of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) represents a favorable approach for the control of blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Azilsartan medoxomil, a prodrug that undergoes rapid hydrolysis to its active moiety azilsartan, is an angiotensin AT(1) receptor antagonist with promising antihypertensive activity and a good safety profile. The agent has been evaluated as monotherapy and in combination with amlodipine or chlorthalidone in phase III trials in patients with essential hypertension. In 2011, azilsartan medoxomil was approved in the U.S. for the treatment of hypertension.
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ABSTRACT: New drugs are introduced to the market every year and each represents a privileged structure for its biological target. These new chemical entities (NCEs) provide insights into molecular recognition and also serve as leads for designing future new drugs. This review covers the synthesis of 26 NCEs that were launched in the world in 2011.Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 04/2013; · 2.82 Impact Factor