- Are Atacand and Avapro the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Atacand?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Avapro?
- What Is Atacand?
- What Is Avapro?
- What Drugs Interact with Atacand?
- What Drugs Interact with Avapro?
- How Should Atacand Be Taken?
- How Should Avapro Be Taken?
Are Atacand and Avapro the Same Thing?
Side effects of Atacand that are different from Avapro include runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, back pain, joint pain, headache, feeling like you might pass out, chest pain, swelling in your hands or feet, slow heart rate, weak pulse, or tingly feeling.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Atacand?
Common side effects of Atacand include:
- runny or stuffy nose,
- sore throat,
- back pain,
- joint pain,
- stomach pain,
- tired feeling,
- feeling like you might pass out,
- chest pain,
- swelling in your hands or feet,
- slow heart rate,
- weak pulse, or
- tingly feeling.
Tell the doctor immediately if you notice any of these side effects.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Avapro?
Common side effects of Avapro include:
- lightheadedness, or
- upset stomach as your body adjusts to the medication, as well as
- heartburn, or
What Is Atacand?
What Is Avapro?
Avapro (irbesartan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Avapro is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications. Avapro is also used to treat kidney problems caused by type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes.
What Drugs Interact With Atacand?
Atacand may interact with alcohol, potassium supplements or salt substitutes, diuretics (water pills), lithium; or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Avapro?
Avapro may interact with diuretics (water pills) or aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
How Should Atacand Be Taken?
The usual recommended starting dose of Atacand is 16 mg once daily when it is used as monotherapy in patients who are not volume depleted. Atacand can be administered once or twice daily with total daily doses ranging from 8 mg to 32 mg.
How Should Avapro Be Taken?
To treat hypertension the recommended starting dose of Avapro is 150 mg once daily. Patients requiring further reduction in blood pressure should be adjusted to 300 mg once daily. To treat nephropathy in type 2 diabetic patients, the recommended target maintenance dose is 300 mg once daily. Avapro may interact with diuretics (water pills), digoxin, or blood thinners. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Avapro is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk for harm to the fetus. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
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