I'm on avapro (irbesartan) for my blood pressure and have leg cramps?

May be related. If Avapro (irbesartan) is with hct, then the potassium loss may result in cramping. There is a potential for breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue resulting in muscle pain/tenderness, and weakness. This is associated with fever, dark urine--see your doctor. Cramping comes on with venous disease, and you can check this out with a phlebologist by logging on www.Phlebology.Org.

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I am taking irbesartan 300mg for blood pressure and my doctor put me on amlodapine didn't agree with me could I increase the irbesartan?

Difficult to say. You should discuss specifics of dosage adjustments with your doctor - there are many factors that go into what is the right dosage to try, or if it makes sense to try a higher dose. There are many other options besides amlodapine to consider if you need additional blood pressure control. Read more...

I'm on 150 avapro (irbesartan) and 50 atenolol. Why would I feel like my heart is faster when I lay down to go to sleep? My blood pressure/pulse is ok during day

Check BP. If you "feel" like your heart rate is faster when lying down at night, check your pulse then. The atenolol should keep your heart from beating too fast. If it is faster than usual, contact your physician. The anti-inflammatories you take may interfere with the blood pressure medications so be careful with those. Read more...
Check pulse rate . Often the heart beats more forcefully when lying very flat compared to being upright.Also some people are more aware of their heart beating when in bed than when up and around. One thing you can do is to check your pulse sitting and lying flat. If it's faster lying down, lie in bed less flat. Read more...

How effective is the blood pressure med. Avapro (irbesartan)?

Great choice! In the olden days, all we had were diuretics and beta blockers. Then ace inhibitors and calcium channel blockers came along. The arb class came along 10 years ago, and was "the new and improved." these have fewer side effects and are good at what they do. Avapro (irbesartan) has the additional benefit of protecting diabetic kidneys from the damaging effects of high blood pressures and sugars. Read more...

What are side effects of irbesartan for high blood pressure?

See below. Irbesartan (avapro) can cause allergic facial swelling (angioedema), low blood pressure, high potassium and decreased white cell counts. It should not be used in females who could become pregnant. In spite of this the drug is often well tolerated and effective in patients with hypertension and will soon be available in generic form. Read more...
Adverse Reactions. Common adverse drug reactions (adrs) include: dizziness, headache, and/or hyperkalemia. Infrequent adrs associated with therapy include: first dose orthostatic hypotension, rash, diarrhea, dyspepsia, abnormal liver function, muscle cramp, myalgia, back pain, insomnia, decreased hemoglobin levels, renal impairment, pharyngitis, and/or nasal congestion. Read more...

My blood pressure was up when I took cetirizine and I have irregular heartbeat. I am on irbesartan for high bp. Will this go away?

If cetirizine is. the problem then its mild-anticholinergic effect on the heart should subside in about 24 hrs even though its antihistaminic effect may linger for up to 72 hrs. However , it is unusual to see elevated BP from this drug and you may need to see your doctor about this issue. Read more...

My blood pressure was up when I took regular cetirizine w/o D and I have irregular heartbeat. I am on irbesartan for high bp. Will this go away?

It will normalize. but if it remains high or irregular heart beat continues better see your doctor for an ECG, at times blood pressure goes up for several reasons the least of which is physical activity or even any nervous excitement, calm down and relax before you get your blood pressure measured, good luck. Read more...

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...
Within 12 hours. Irbesartan (avapro) is a long-acting nonpeptide at-ii type 1-receptor antagonist with a plasma half-life of 11-15 hours. The drug is absorbed rapidly after oral administration and has a bioavailability of 60-80%, the highest in its class. After oral administration, peak plasma concentrations are achieved in two hours. That means, starts working at 2 hour and should control BP in 11-15 hours. Read more...