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Are there any long term side effects of Avapro (irbesartan)?

Are there any long term side effects of Avapro (irbesartan)?

Usually not: Some people will develop a high potassium usually those with kidney disease diabetes very rarely people develop allergic reaction usually people can take it for years without any long-term side effects ...Read more

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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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Been on avapro (irbesartan) for 10 years, but been troubled by unknown cause if joint/muscular pain? Should i try change meds, what r the long term side effects?

Not avapro (irbesartan): I can tell you, it's not avapro (irbesartan). But to convince yourself, try stopping it for 2 weeks. If you're better, restart it. If the symptoms come right back, you have evidence that it is avapro (irbesartan). (this procedure is standard operating procedure for determining a drug adverse reaction). ...Read more

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What are some side effects of avapro (irbesartan)? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?

What are some side effects of avapro (irbesartan)? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?

See below: Navarro is an angiotensin II inhibitor. It is used for hypertension and diabetic renal disease. Side effects are diarrhea, upset stomach and tiredness. Your symptoms are possible but not common and other causes should be thought of too. ...Read more

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Can being on avapro (irbesartan) or atenolol long term cause joint or muscle pain?

Can being on avapro (irbesartan) or atenolol long term cause joint or muscle pain?

Usually not: Muscle pain not likely to come from beta blockers (atenolol) or arbs (avapro). However, they are not uncommon with another frequently given medications: statins (to reduce cholesterol). ...Read more

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How long does avapro (irbesartan) take to fully work?

Depends on reason...: For taking avapro (irbesartan). Avapro (irbesartan) 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 more

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How long does an arb (avapro) take to settle in? Specifically, I am feeling very weak and tired after about a week on 150mg of avapro, (irbesartan) will that start to subside after awhile? If so, how long?

Avapro (irbesartan): I don't think that Avapro (irbesartan) should make you weak unless it lowers your blood pressure too much(would cause lightheadedness), worsens your kidney function, or increases your serum potassium too much. Avapro (irbesartan) works quickly and it's full effect is felt after about a week or so. Discuss these issues with your physician. ...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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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Avapro (Definition)

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