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Avapro Medication- Uses & Side Effects

Irbesartan is in a class of medications known as angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly.

Avapro Dosage

  • For the treatment of High Blood Pressure, the usual starting dose of Avapro is 150 milligrams once a day.
  • For Kidney Damage from Type 2 Diabetes, the usual starting dose is 300 milligrams once a day.

Uses of Avapro

  • Irbesartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.
  • It is also used to treat kidney disease that may be caused by diabetes in patients with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

Side Effects of Avapro

Before taken Avapro medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Avapro. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Respiratory tract infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Avapro:

  • If you have kidney disease, then you should be used Avapro with extra caution.
  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to irbesartan or any other medications.
  • You should tell your doctor that what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Because your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Avapro with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So before using this medication, you should tell your doctorn about all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially such as digoxin, lithium, certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, potassium-sparing "water pills", "water pills", potassium supplements or salt substitutes.

After taken Avapro if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Avapro overdose include

  • Fast or slow heartbeat
  • Feeling light-headed, or fainting.

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