Avapro (Irbesartan) Customer Reviews


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Irbesartan is an antihypertensive agent that is utilized either as monotherapy or in combination with other medications for the management of hypertension (high blood pressure). This medication is also indicated for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in individuals with type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disorder characterized by insulin resistance and hyperglycemia leading to compromised renal function and hypertension.

Irbesartan falls under the category of angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Uses and Dosage

Irbesartan is typically taken orally as a tablet. The standard recommended dose is once daily, with or without food.

Consistency in dosing is essential, and it is advised to take irbesartan at the same time each day to aid in compliance. Adhere to the instructions provided on the prescription label, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if any aspect is unclear. Take irbesartan precisely as directed and to avoid altering the dosage or frequency without medical approval.

The initiation of therapy may involve a low dose of irbesartan, which may be gradually increased to the appropriate therapeutic level.

While irbesartan can help regulate hypertension, it is not curative, and the full benefit may take up to two weeks to become evident. Continuous usage, even if one feels well, is advised. Seek medical advice before discontinuing Irbesartan.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • body aches or pain
  • bone pain
  • congestion
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • feeling of indigestion
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • heartburn
  • hoarseness
  • joint pain
  • pain in the chest below the breastbone
  • runny nose
  • shivering
  • sneezing
  • stomach discomfort or upset
  • stuffy nose
  • sweating
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • trouble sleeping
  • trouble with swallowing
  • voice changes

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting position
  • bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • chest pain
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • lower back or side pain


Prior to initiating irbesartan therapy, inform your physician or pharmacist of any allergies you may have, including allergies to irbesartan or other substances that may be present in the medication. The inclusion of inactive components may potentially trigger allergic reactions or other untoward effects.

Disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication, particularly if you have a history of liver disease, dehydration, or hyperkalemia.

This medication may cause dizziness, and consumption of alcohol or cannabis may exacerbate this effect. Activities that require alertness, such as operating machinery or driving, should be avoided until you can perform them safely.

Irbesartan may increase serum potassium levels, and the use of potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium should only be used after consultation with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately. Irbesartan has the potential to cause harm to the fetus, and the risks and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy should be discussed with your physician.

It is uncertain whether irbesartan is excreted in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before nursing while on this medication.

Form and Strength

Avapro is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Avapro tablet:

    • 75mg
    • 150mg
    • 300mg
  • irbesartan tablet:

    • 75mg
    • 150mg


How long does it take for Avapro to take effect?

Avapro can lower blood pressure within hours of the first dose. It may take up to 2 weeks of daily use before you see the full effect.

Does Avapro make you tired?

Avapro is not considered a sedating medication, but some people feel tired while taking it.


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  3. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4729/avapro-oral/details
  4. https://www.rxlist.com/avapro-drug.htm
  5. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a698009.html
  6. https://www.drugs.com/avapro.html

Additional information

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75mg, 150mg, 300mg

Quantities Available:

28, 84, 100

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