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Please describe the medication: avapro (irbesartan)?

Please describe the medication: avapro (irbesartan)?

Blood pressure medic: It is a blood pressure medicine that inhibits the action of a hormone that vaso constricts. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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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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Please describe the medication: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Please describe the medication: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

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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Can avapro (irbesartan) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Can avapro (irbesartan) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Unlikely: There are numerous causes of neuropathy, even some secondary to compression locally. Many medications can cause a bilateral widespread polyneuropathy, but Avapro (irbesartan) is not usually a culprit. Might check with your doctor and decide whether to continue your medication. ...Read more

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What other generics to irbesartan?

What other generics to irbesartan?

Irbesartan: Avapro (irbesartan) is brand name for Irbesartan. ...Read more

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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)?

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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What others are equivalent to aprovel (irbesartan)?

What others are equivalent to aprovel (irbesartan)?

ARB's: Irbesartan is in a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor antagonists. Other similar agents include losartan (cozaar), candesartan (atacand), valsartan (diovan), telmisartan (micardis), and olmesartan (benicar). ...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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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

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

Minimal: Avapro (irbesartan) is a very clean medication with very few side effects. Because it lowers your blood pressure, however, it may cause lightheadedness or weakness if the dose is too strong. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the side effects of avapro (irbesartan)?

Aavapro: There are many side effects. Difficult to describe here. Please refer to the following page:
http://www. Rxlist. Com/avapro-side-effects-drug-center. Htm. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the side effects of taking avapro (irbesartan)?

Avapro (irbesartan): There are many side effects. Please refer:
http://www. Rxlist. Com/avapro-side-effects-drug-center. Htm. ...Read more

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

Can avapro (irbesartan) 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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Can 75mg of avapro (irbesartan) make you gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight? I've been on it for many years though. Would it be at the beginning?

Can 75mg of avapro (irbesartan) make you gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight? I've been on it for many years though. Would it be at the beginning?

No: The medicine has nothing to do with weight gain. But our caloric requirements decrease with age. Weight gain is common as we get older and losing it is harder. Sorry. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Avapro (Definition)

Avapro is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more