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Dr. Walter Husar
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Avalide (Overview)

Avalide is a blood pressure medication that is a combination of Avapro which is in the arb class and hydrochlorithiazide which is a diuretic.


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My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide. What is the difference?

My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide. What is the difference?

The price.: Avalide and Diovan are similar drugs from the same class called "angiotensin receptor blockers"; the only real difference is the price (Avalide is more expensive). Ask your doctor if there is a reason that he/she prescribed Avalide instead of diovan, and if so, does it justify the higher price? ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
3 doctors shared insights

Avalide (Overview)

Avalide is a blood pressure medication that is a combination of Avapro which is in the arb class and hydrochlorithiazide which is a diuretic.


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What is the definition or description of: avalide?

What is the definition or description of: avalide?

Blood pressure med: Avalide is a blood pressure medication that is a combination of Avapro which is in the arb class and hydrochlorithiazide which is a diuretic. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: avalide?

Please describe the medication: avalide?

Blood pressure med: Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and a diuretic (water pill). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: avalide?

Blood pressure med: Avalide is a blood pressure medication that is a combination of Avapro which is in the arb class and hydrochlorithiazide which is a diuretic. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: avalide?

Blood pressure med: Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and a diuretic (water pill). ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide which is part diuretic?

What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide which is part diuretic?

Hypertension: Avalide contains same blood pressure medication (Irbesartan) as in Avapro plus weak diuretic (water pill), Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). HCTZ may lower potassium while Irbesartan may increase potassium, thus canceling out each other's potential side effect. Monitor your blood pressure at home (after resting/keeping still) at least 5 minutes) and bring in BP cuff for calibration. Go see ur family doc ...Read more

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My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide. What is the difference?

The price.: Avalide and Diovan are similar drugs from the same class called "angiotensin receptor blockers"; the only real difference is the price (Avalide is more expensive). Ask your doctor if there is a reason that he/she prescribed Avalide instead of diovan, and if so, does it justify the higher price? ...Read more

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Will avalide cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Will avalide cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Possibly: Almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect. Although muscle pain is a reported side effect of avilide, muscle cramps are not reported in the literature. ...Read more

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Can avapro make you gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Can avapro make you gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Very unlikely: Usually you may see problems with weight with diabetic medications but not likely with meds for hypertension. ...Read more

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