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Doctor insights on: Irbesartan Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Are there any supplements for anxiety when taking hydrochlorothiazide,irbesartan andamlodipine besylate?

Are there any supplements for anxiety when taking hydrochlorothiazide,irbesartan andamlodipine besylate?

Not yet: You're already taking 3 medications for high blood pressure which have side effects. Write down when you started each one and when your anxiety started. Ask your doctor if anxiety, nervousness or feeling shaky could be caused by these medications. Ask about a lower dose if it's been a while since you started these meds. Relaxation techniques and ways to cut your stress should also be explored. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) which is part diuretic?

What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) which is part diuretic?

Hypertension: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) contains same blood pressure medication (Irbesartan) as in Avapro plus weak diuretic (water pill), Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). HCTZ may lower potassium while Irbesartan may increase potassium, thus canceling out each other's potential side effect. Monitor your blood pressure at home (after resting/keeping still) at least 5 minutes) and bring in BP cuff for calibration. Go see ur family doc ...Read more

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Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Possibly: Almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect. Although muscle pain is a reported side effect of avilide, muscle cramps are not reported in the literature. ...Read more

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My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan). What is the difference?

My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan). What is the difference?

The price.: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) and Diovan are similar drugs from the same class called "angiotensin receptor blockers"; the only real difference is the price (Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) is more expensive). Ask your doctor if there is a reason that he/she prescribed Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) instead of diovan, and if so, does it justify the higher price? ...Read more

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Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide oral side effects?

Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide oral side effects?

Side effects: Common side effects include postural hypotension (lightheadedness with rapid changes in position), a dry cough, and increased urination. However, this drug combination is usually well-tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hctz (Definition)

HCTZ is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more