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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Avapro (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more