- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Avalide* used for?
Generic for Avalide* (Irbesartan–Hydrochlorothiazide) is prescribed to reduce high blood pressure. It is a combination medication composed of Irbesartan, which relaxes blood vessels, and Hydrochlorothiazide, which removes excess fluid from the body, thereby lowering blood pressure. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Avalide*?
The dosage of Generic for Avalide* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Avalide* can be taken with or without food. Take this medication with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Avalide*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Avalide* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Avalide*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Avalide*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are light-headedness, fainting, and fast or slow heartbeat.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Avalide*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Avalide*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Avalide*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Avalide* can interact with other blood pressure medicines, barbiturates, steroids, diabetes medicines, muscle relaxers, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Avalide*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Avalide* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Avalide* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Avalide* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Avalide* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Avalide* can cause side effects such as dizziness, stomach pain, headache, sore throat, heartburn, and muscle pain. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, rapid weight gain, seizures, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Avalide*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Avalide*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Avalide* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Avalide*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Avalide*?
How will Generic for Avalide* work in my body?
How should Generic for Avalide* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Avalide* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Avalide*, inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, liver disease, and congestive heart failure. This medication is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Avoid using alcohol while taking this medicine.