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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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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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 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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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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Is it safe to take irbesartan 150mg with probiotics pill?

Is it safe to take irbesartan 150mg with probiotics pill?

Probably: Probiotic pills aren't really studied for interactions like that but it'll likely be fine. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are avapro (irbesartan) and lisinopril comparable?

Avapro and Zestril (lisinopril): Avapro (irbesartan) (a) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) class of drugs. Lisinopril (l) is a member of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ace-i) class of drugs. They act at different sites of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Both reduce proteiuria and blood pressure. Ace-i's have a higher incidence of cough. Ask your physician for more information about them. ...Read more

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How many days does avapro (irbesartan) take to lower blood pressure?

How many days does avapro (irbesartan) take to lower blood pressure?

About a month.: Most physicians will give a new blood pressure medication about one month to see if it works as long as the blood pressure is not critically high (above180/100). Make sure you are also exercising, eating a low sodium diet (. ...Read more

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Which is better for hypertension termisartan or irbesartan (approvel)?

My choice: Is olmesartan (benicar) or the newer Edarbi (azilsartan): all of these 4 meds are "arb's" = angiotensin receptor blockers which as a class I much prefer over the similar ace i's (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors). Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...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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What is the definition or description of: avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan)?

Blood pressure med: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) is a blood pressure medication that is a combination of Avapro which is in the arb class and hydrochlorithiazide which is a diuretic. ...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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I have started to use generic avapro (irbesartan) a few days ago and experiencing a bit dizzy most of the time. Is it normal?

I have started to use generic avapro (irbesartan) a few days ago and experiencing a bit dizzy most of the time. Is it normal?

BP?: Sounds like your BP may be a bit too well controlled. Why not measure it - especially when you're feeling dizzy? ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Avapro (Definition)

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