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Long Term Effects Of Avapro
Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, 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
Been on avapro 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: I can tell you, it's not avapro. 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. (this procedure is standard operating procedure for determining a drug adverse reaction). ...Read more
What are some side effects of avapro? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?
Depends on reason...: For taking avapro. Avapro 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, will that start to subside after awhile? If so, how long?
Avapro: I don't think that Avapro 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 works quickly and it's full effect is felt after about a week or so. Discuss these issues with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can no longer find brand Avapro at pharmacies. I know there are recall problems w/ generics (ie toprol) If generic ok..who is preferred manufactr?
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