MONDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Tribenzor, a three-in-one drug to treat high blood pressure, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Tribenzor combines amlodipine, marketed by Pfizer as Norvasc, olmesartan medoxomil, marketed by Daiichi Sankyo as Benicar, and a third drug, hydrochlorothiazide. The combination medication was approved for people whose high blood pressure isn't well controlled on other combinations of anti-hypertension drugs.
Daiichi Sankyo, based in Japan with U.S. headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., produces the newly approved drug.
In a news release, the company said adverse reactions to once-daily Tribenzor could include dizziness, swelling, headache, fatigue, muscle spasms, nausea, diarrhea or infections of the respiratory or urinary tracts.
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