irbesartan, Avapro (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Irbesartan is used to treat high blood pressure. It may be used alone or in combination with other drugs. Irbesartan also is used for treating nephropathy (kidney failure) in patients with type 2 diabetes.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of irbesartan are:

Other important side effects patients may experience include:

Rhabdomyolysis (inflammation and destruction of muscle) and angioedema (swelling of soft tissues including those of the throat and larynx) are rare but serious side effects of irbesartan.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 75 mg, 150 mg and 300 mg.

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15 C -30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING: The recommended dose of irbesartan for treating hypertension is 75 to 300 mg once daily. Most hypertensive patients are started on 150 mg daily. Diabetic nephropathy is treated with 300 mg daily.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/31/2014

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