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Dr. William Singer
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Irbesartan (Overview)

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.


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What are irbesartan/ aspirin side effects?

What are irbesartan/ aspirin side effects?

Side effects: There are so many side effects. Difficult to enumerate here. What exactly you are feeling? So that i can say whether it is a side effect or not. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
77 doctors shared insights

Irbesartan (Overview)

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.


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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 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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Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs ..Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! help!

Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs ..Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! help!

There are more: There are more choices. Nevertheless, if you are having a hard time controlling BP make sure to check your renal arteries with an mra. And also look for secondary causes of htn. ...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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What are side effects of irbesartan for high blood pressure?

What are side effects of irbesartan for high blood pressure?

See below: Irbesartan (avapro) can cause allergic facial swelling (angioedema), low blood pressure, high potassium and decreased white cell counts. It should not be used in females who could become pregnant. In spite of this the drug is often well tolerated and effective in patients with hypertension and will soon be available in generic form. ...Read more

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If my doctor cuts in half irbesartan 300mg tablet should he also cut in half hydrochlorot tab 25 mg?

If my doctor cuts in half irbesartan 300mg tablet should he also cut in half hydrochlorot tab 25 mg?

Decision: I would follow your doctor's instructions: he/she is probably trying to adjust your dose slowly and carefully to perfectly control your BP-do not worry: trust your physician. ...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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Avapro (Definition)

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