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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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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Can pregnant women use Avapro (irbesartan)?

Can pregnant women use Avapro (irbesartan)?

Avapro (irbesartan): Avapro (irbesartan) is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk) ...Read more

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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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I was on 25mg of atenolol and 75mg of Avapro (irbesartan) and now coming off of Avapro (irbesartan). Should I feel anything and does your body or BP need time to adjust?

No withdrawal: Symptoms from Avapro (irbesartan). Just monitor your blood pressure, and if it goes above 140/90 consistently, return to your treating physician with your numbers. ...Read more

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What other generics to irbesartan?

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

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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

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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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Avapro (Definition)

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