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Avapro can be prescribed to treat high blood pressure and can protect the kidneys from damage caused by diabetes. Avapro, also know by it's generic name Irbesartan is considered a angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs), and helps relax blood vessels allowing smoother blood flow. Irbesartan also lowers blood pressure and can prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
This medication is administered orally with or without food once a day. Dose strength and schedule can depend on your initial diagnosis. Follow the explicitly the doctors instructions for dose strength and schedule. It is important to take Avapro regularly to ensure a proper treatment. You should continue to take Avapro even if you feel well.
Speak to your doctor about any known allergies as Irbesartan can induce an allergic reaction. Advise your doctor about prior medical conditions relating to liver disease or problems with dehydration, and any other past medical conditions. Disclose any current medications or supplementation you are currently taking before starting treatment with Avapro.
Avapro can induce dizziness, and you should not drive or operate heavy machinery until you are certain you can perform such actions safely. Alcohol can exasperate the dizzying effects and should be limited while taking Avapro. Additional you can speak with your doctor on acceptable limits of alcohol while taking Avapro.
Some side effects can include:
upset stomach as your body adjusts to the medication
If any side effects become too severe during your treatment with Avapro speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help with managing these side effects.
Q: Can I take this while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: You should not take Avapro while pregnant to prevent harm to the fetus. Additionally there is not enough data to know if Irbesartan can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. Speak with your doctor regarding the risk of taking Avapro while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store Avapro?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Never dispose medication through wastewater and speak with a pharmacist about safely disposing of unwanted or expired medications.
Q: I take a lot of supplementation and vitamins, is this a drug that is safe for me to take?
A: The absorption of Irbesartan can be effected by some vitamins as well increase potassium levels in the body. It is best to disclose any and all supplementation along with current medications to your doctor before knowing if Avapro is right for you
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