Generic Avapro, Irbesartan

Irbesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that is prescribed, alone or together with other agents, to treat hypertension. It may also be prescribed to treat diabetic nephropathy in individuals with type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Generic Avapro, Aprovel

Irbesartan

Irovel, Xarb

10

Sun Pharma, Abbott

Tablet

150 mg, 300 mg

India, UK

Irbesartan

Uses
Irbesartan is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease.
How it Works
Irbesartan is known as an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Irbesartan works by preventing the blood vessels from narrowing so it helps to improve blood flow. Angiotensin II is a type of vasoconstrictor which means that it causes tightening of the blood vessels which contributes to hypertension. Irbesartan relaxes the blood vessels which lowers the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart works more efficiently.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Irbesartan may suffer from such side effects; Vertigo, Diarrhea, Orthostatic hypotension, Tiredness, Stomach upset, Digestive disruption
Introduction
Irbesartan or commonly known as Avapro is an angiotensin II antagonists drug. This medicine has a blood pressure lowering effect, thus, improving the flow of blood. This medication will take full effect when given synergistically with other blood lowering therapy.
Composition
Irbesartan is a non-peptide compound. Irbesartan has a molecular weight of 428.5. Irbesartan varies in concentration from 75mg, 150mg to 300mg.Inactive ingredients include lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, croscarmellose sodium, poloxamer 188, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Use
Irbesartan is used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. Before using Irbesartan, it is necessary to inform your doctor about your current list of medications and also any health conditions you have. Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert.
Dosage and administration
Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension starts at 150 mg orally once a day. However, this can go up to 300mg orally once a day depending on the patient's condition. Pregnant women should avoid taking this drug or stop taking it once pregnancy is detected as this drug can cause injury and death to the developing fetus.
Contraindication
You have to inform your doctor earlier if you have any symptoms of high levels of potassium in the blood, Renal Artery Stenosis, abnormally low blood pressure, rhabdomyolysis, giant hives, Pregnancy, Decreased Blood Volume, Muscle Pain or Tenderness with Increase Creatine Kinase. You also have to inform your doctor if you have any allergies.
Important Precautions
It is important for your doctor to keep track of your health when taking this medicine. You may experience Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting after taking this medicine. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any extreme side effects while taking this medicine
Storage
Irbesartan has to be stored at room temperature. It has to be stored in a dry place away from moisture. Irbesartan also has to be kept away from extreme heat and cold.

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