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Avapro Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking irbesartan (Avapro)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to irbesartan.
To make sure you can safely take irbesartan, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- congestive heart failure; or
- if you are dehydrated.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use irbesartan if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Irbesartan can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking irbesartan.
It is not known whether irbesartan passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking irbesartan.
How should I take irbesartan (Avapro)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Irbesartan may be taken with or without food.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
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. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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