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Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, 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
Depends on reason...: For taking avapro. Avapro 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avapro: "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
Can 75mg of avapro 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?
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