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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Avapro (Overview)

Avapro is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Could you tell me what are side effects of avapro (irbesartan)?

Could you tell me what are 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

Dr. Arthur Balin
75 doctors shared insights

Avapro (Overview)

Avapro is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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I have started to use generic avapro (irbesartan) a few days ago and experiencing a bit dizzy most of the time. is it normal?

I have started to use generic avapro (irbesartan) a few days ago and experiencing a bit dizzy most of the time. is it normal?

BP?: Sounds like your BP may be a bit too well controlled. Why not measure it - especially when you're feeling dizzy? ...Read more

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Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Overkill: Ace/arb/ dri all work on the raas system. Novartis recently released the altitude study where they studied the effects of the combination of Diovan and tekturna (aliskiren) in diabetics with renal disease. Renal function worsened. Due to that I have stopped using those together. Now novartis is no longer promoting the tekturna (aliskiren) family of products and will be laying off 60% of their sales force in april. ...Read more

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How effective is the blood pressure med. Avapro (irbesartan)?

How effective is the blood pressure med. Avapro (irbesartan)?

Great choice!: In the olden days, all we had were diuretics and beta blockers. Then ace inhibitors and calcium channel blockers came along. The arb class came along 10 years ago, and was "the new and improved." these have fewer side effects and are good at what they do. Avapro (irbesartan) has the additional benefit of protecting diabetic kidneys from the damaging effects of high blood pressures and sugars. ...Read more

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

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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Any side effect from taking irbesartan for high blood pressure?

Irbesartan: Side effects include abnormal potassium levels, renal insufficiency and rarely cough. ...Read more

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Been on avapro (irbesartan) for 10 years, but been troubled by unknown cause if joint/muscular pain? Should i try change meds, what r the long term side effects?

Not avapro (irbesartan): I can tell you, it's not avapro (irbesartan). But to convince yourself, try stopping it for 2 weeks. If you're better, restart it. If the symptoms come right back, you have evidence that it is avapro (irbesartan). (this procedure is standard operating procedure for determining a drug adverse reaction). ...Read more

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How many days does avapro (irbesartan) take to lower blood pressure?

How many days does avapro (irbesartan) take to lower blood pressure?

About a month.: Most physicians will give a new blood pressure medication about one month to see if it works as long as the blood pressure is not critically high (above180/100). Make sure you are also exercising, eating a low sodium diet (. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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