irbesartan, Avapro (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether irbesartan is secreted into human milk. Irbesartan is secreted into the milk of rats.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects are dizziness, hyperkalemia, diarrhea, abdominal pain or heartburn, fatigue, and reduced blood pressure when rising from a sitting or standing position (orthostatic hypotension). Patients also may experience impotence, reduced renal function, and allergic reactions. 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.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 2/3/2012



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