is used to treat high blood pressure and can be taken alone or in
combination with other medicines. The medicine can also be used to
treat kidney disease caused by diabetes in patients with type 2
diabetes and high blood pressure. Irbesartan medicine is in a class
of medications known as angiotensin II receptor antagonists.
Irbesartan works by blocking the action of certain chemicals, which
tighten the blood vessels to ensure smooth flow of blood.
How to Use
Available in tablet form to take orally. The irbesartan tablets are
generally taken once a day with or without food. It is beneficial to
take the medicine the same time each day. The patient should
carefully follow the instructions on the label and take as directed.
Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed
by your doctor.
Your physician may start with you on a low dose of Irbesartan and
gradually increase it. The medicine controls high blood pressure but
does not cures it, so it is important for you to continue the dosage
even if you feel well.
Irbesartan tablets or avapro tablets may cause some side effects,
which can also occur with any other kind of medicine. Though these
are rarely serious, consult your doctor, if following symptoms occur
Before taking Irbesartan :
- Inform your doctor if you are on dialysis and if you have or
ever had heart failure or kidney disease.
- Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Irbesartan or any
- Inform your doctor about your medical history and any other
medications, you are taking at the same time.
- Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or doing
In case of over dose, call your doctor or emergency services
immediately as it may prove fatal. Some symptoms of overdose may
include dizziness, fainting and rapid / pounding heart beat.
If you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember.
However, if it is almost time for you to take the next dose, skip
the missed one and continue your regular dosing schedule. Never take
a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, properly closed,
and out of reach of children. Store it at normal room temperature
and away from the excess heat and moisture. Throw away any
medication that is outdated or no longer required. Consult with your
pharmacist about the proper disposal of medication.