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I have been on Avapro for about 5 months, for high blood pressure. Everything seemed ok, but I am now expiriancing very itchy skin in patches. It gets very red, hot and there does appear to be spots, but then they dissapear again. I once took niacin a...
by elaine hennecker in bc, 05/31/2007
My 85 year old mother has been on avapro for several months and since taking the medication has lost her sense of taste. Could this be the result of taking avapro oral medication. Have you heard of this being a side effect of the medication? Thank you...
by pamela jarvis in Australia, 08/16/2006
How long has Avapro been on the market? Is it a relatively new drug? Or has it been used for a long time?
by Sue in Chicago, IL, 12/22/2006
Avapro (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Avapro (Oral) Medication Classification
IRBESARTAN (By mouth)
Avapro (Oral) Brandname
Avapro (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Irbesartan (ir-be-SAR-tan) Treats high blood pressure.
When To Not Use Avapro (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to irbesartan, or if you are pregnant.
How Should You Use Avapro (Oral)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- You may take the medicine with or without food.
- Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
- Never share your medicine with anyone. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
- Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper Avapro (Oral) Storage
Store Avapro (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Avapro (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Avapro (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using diuretics, or "water pills" (such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, Aldactazide®, Aldactone®, Dyazide®, Hyzaar®, Lasix®, Lotrel®, Maxzide®, Moduretic®, Norvasc®, Zestoretic®).
Avapro (Oral) Warnings
- Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or congestive heart failure.
- This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
- If you stop using this medicine, your blood pressure may go up. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. Even if you feel well, do not stop using the medicine without asking your doctor.
Avapro (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
- Change in how much or how often you urinate
- Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)
- Fast or slow heartbeat
- Lightheadedness or fainting
- Swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Cough, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat
- Diarrhea, heartburn, or upset stomach