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Irbesartan (Definition)

Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, (irbesartan) Irbesartan is now sold in generic form, produced by various manufacturers. It falls into the category of angiotensin receptor blockers or arbs. Dosages include 75, 150, and 300 mg tablets, as well as various combination forms with both 12.5 and 25mg doses of hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). Blocks a kidney mediated ...Read more


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What is Avapro (irbesartan) used for?

What is Avapro (irbesartan) used for?

Avapro (irbesartan): "Avapro (irbesartan) belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Irbesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressureand improves blood flow. Avapro is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications. Avapro is also used to treat kidney problems caused by type 2 diabetes." See: ...Read more

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Who should not use Avapro (irbesartan)?

Who should not use Avapro (irbesartan)?

Avapro (irbesartan): " Avapro (irbesartan) is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product. Do not coadminister aliskiren with Avapro (irbesartan) in patients with diabetes." see: http://www.drugs.com/pro/avapro.html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: irbesartan?

Please describe the medication: irbesartan?

BP medication. : Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, (irbesartan) Irbesartan is now sold in generic form, produced by various manufacturers. It falls into the category of angiotensin receptor blockers or arbs. Dosages include 75, 150, and 300 mg tablets, as well as various combination forms with both 12.5 and 25mg doses of hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). Blocks a kidney mediated hormone, relaxing arteriolar muscles. ...Read more

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What are the seffects of taking avapro (irbesartan)?

What are the seffects of taking avapro (irbesartan)?

High potassium: The main side effects include high potassium level, but low blood pressure can also result, kidney function should also be monitored. ...Read more

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How long does avapro (irbesartan) take to fully work?

Depends on reason...: For taking avapro (irbesartan). Avapro (irbesartan) is a class of medications known as arbs, which can be used for heart failure, high blood pressure, and disease of the heart muscle, to name a few. The medicine itself reaches active levels in the bloodstream within hours of taking it, but the clinical effect you are looking for depends on the reason it was prescribed. ...Read more

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What do doctors use irbesartan for?

What do doctors use irbesartan for?

High Blood Pressure: Irbesartan is Avapro (irbesartan) and is used mostly for the treatment of high blood pressure. It has uses in diabetics to help protect kidneys in some people if the doctor thinks it may help. ...Read more

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Can avapro (irbesartan) help with headaches?

Potentially: Avapro (irbesartan) belongs to a class of medications called "angiotensin receptor blockers" or "ARBs" that are often used to treat high blood pressure rather effectively. So if headaches are due to elevations in blood pressure then Avaoro may be able to lower the blood pressure and help the headaches. Otherwise, Avaoro is not a blood pressure medicine per se. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of avapro (irbesartan)?

What are the side effects of avapro (irbesartan)?

High potassium: The main side effects include high potassium level, but low blood pressure can also result, kidney function should also be monitored. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking avapro (irbesartan)?

What are the side effects of taking avapro (irbesartan)?

High potassium: The main side effects include high potassium level, but low blood pressure can also result, kidney function should also be monitored. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Avapro (irbesartan)?

Avapro (irbesartan): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/avapro-side-effects.html

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Can you tell me if itching from irbesartan eventually stops?

Can you tell me if itching from irbesartan eventually stops?

Irbesartan: If the itching is caused by the Irbesartan and you stop the agent, the itching should resolve in likely less than a week but sometimes longer. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of Avapro (irbesartan)?

Usually not: Some people will develop a high potassium usually those with kidney disease diabetes very rarely people develop allergic reaction usually people can take it for years without any long-term side effects ...Read more

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