IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet)


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IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (By mouth)

IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Avalide

IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Hydrochlorothiazide (hye-droe-klor-oh-THYE-a-zide), Irbesartan (ir-be-SAR-tan) Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic ("water pill").

When To Not Use IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to irbesartan, hydrochlorothiazide, or a sulfa drug, if you are not able to urinate, or if you are pregnant.

How Should You Use IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet)

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 lithium, digoxin (Lanoxin®), muscle relaxers, diuretics or "water pills" (such as furosemide, Hyzaar®, Lasix®), diabetes medicine (insulin or oral medicine such as glipizide, glyburide, Amaryl®, Actos™, Avandia®, Glucotrol®, Glucophage®), other blood pressure medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, Accupril®, Adalat®, Cardura®, Hytrin®, Lotrel®, Procardia®, Toprol®, Zestril®), medicine to lower cholesterol (such as cholestyramine, Questran®), a steroid (such as cortisone, prednisone, Celestone®, Decadron®), or pain or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, Advil®, Aleve®, Daypro®, Feldene®, Orudis®, Relafen®, Voltaren®).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) 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 liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, gout, asthma, allergies, diabetes, lupus (SLE), or if you are on dialysis.
  • Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • If you become dehydrated, your blood pressure may drop too low. Some things that may cause this are vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating, or not drinking enough water.

IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting
  • Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat
  • Joint pain
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Loss of appetite, unusual weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Tiredness

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