What are the side effects of irbesartan HCTZ?
Common side effects of Avalide include:
- blurred vision,
- stomach upset or pain,
- muscle pain,
How does Avapro work to lower blood pressure?
AVAPRO belongs to a group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin II is a substance produced in the body which causes blood vessels to tighten. AVAPRO blocks angiotensin-II and therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps to lower your blood pressure.
What is the trade name for Avapro tablets?
AVAPRO is a trade name (manufacturer’s name) for the medicine, irbesartan. This medicine is in the tablets your doctor has prescribed for you. AVAPRO lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension Your doctor measured your blood pressure and found it to be too high.
What happens if you take Avapro with thiazide diuretic?
Taking a combination of Avapro and an anti-inflammatory medicine, alone or with a thiazide diuretic (fluid tablet) may damage your kidneys. It may also reduce the effect AVAPRO has on reducing blood pressure. a medicine containing aliskiren. Taking Avapro with aliskiren may affect your blood pressure, electrolyte balance and your kidney function
When do I need to increase my Avapro dose?
Your doctor will tell you if this is necessary. The full blood pressure lowering effect of AVAPRO should be reached about 4-6 weeks after starting treatment. Depending on how your blood pressure responds, your daily dose of AVAPRO may need to be increased. Most patients take either 150mg or 300mg each day.
What kind of blood pressure medication is Avapro?
Avapro is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications.
Do you need to take Avapro with or without food?
Avapro may be taken with or without food. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
Is it safe to take Avapro with irbesartan?
You should not use Avapro if you are allergic to irbesartan. If you have diabetes, do not take Avapro with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine). You may also need to avoid taking Avapro with aliskiren if you have kidney disease. if you are on a low-salt diet.
How often should you take Avapro for nephropathy?
Avapro. To treat hypertension the recommended starting dose of Avapro is 150 mg once daily. Patients requiring further reduction in blood pressure should be adjusted to 300 mg once daily. To treat nephropathy in type 2 diabetic patients, the recommended target maintenance dose is 300 mg once daily.