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Avapro Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is irbesartan (Avapro)?
- What are the possible side effects of irbesartan (Avapro)?
- What is the most important information I should know about irbesartan (Avapro)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking irbesartan (Avapro)?
- How should I take irbesartan (Avapro)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Avapro)?
- What happens if I overdose (Avapro)?
- What should I avoid while taking irbesartan (Avapro)?
- What other drugs will affect irbesartan (Avapro)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Avapro)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Avapro)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include fast or slow heartbeat, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking irbesartan (Avapro)?
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of irbesartan.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking irbesartan, unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect irbesartan (Avapro)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a diuretic (water pill); or
- a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with irbesartan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about irbesartan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Avapro Information
- Avapro Drug Interactions Center: irbesartan oral
- Avapro Side Effects Center
- Avapro Overview including Precautions
- Avapro FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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