Now starting over. Adding diuretic to 5mgs norvasc (amlodipine). We didn't do this at the start of regime. Asked re ace, doc says irbesartan contains it!?

Drugs. Ibesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and is not an ace-i (a). The actions of arb's and ace-i are similar in regards to be BP and proteinuria reduction. Most physicians do not use arb's and a together and you can rest assured you are on a good class of BP meds while being on an arb.