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      Brand Name: AVAPRO

      Generic Name: Irbesartan

      Generic for Avapro* (Irbesartan) is prescribed to treat hypertension. It lowers high blood pressure levels and improves blood flow. Irbesartan (Generic for Avapro*) belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers that work by relaxing blood vessels. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

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    What is Generic for Avapro* used for?

    Generic for Avapro* (Irbesartan) is prescribed to treat hypertension. It lowers high blood pressure levels and improves blood flow. Irbesartan (Generic for Avapro*) belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers that work by relaxing blood vessels. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Avapro*?

    The dosage of Generic for Avapro* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Generic for Avapro* may be taken with or without food.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Avapro*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Avapro* 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 Avapro*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Avapro*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are severe dizziness, fast or slow heartbeat, and fainting.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Avapro*?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Avapro*.

    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 Avapro*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Avapro* can interact with diuretics, potassium supplements, blood pressure medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and blood thinners.

    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 Avapro*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Avapro* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Avapro* 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 Avapro* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Avapro* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Avapro* can cause side effects such as cold-like symptoms, dizziness, heartburn, nervousness, stomach discomfort, tiredness, diarrhea, and muscle pain. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are severe nausea, dark urine, fast heart rate, chest pain, difficult urination, and swelling in your hands or feet. 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 Avapro*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Avapro*?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Avapro* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Avapro*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Avapro*?
    How will Generic for Avapro* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Avapro* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Avapro* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    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 Avapro*, inform your doctor if you have diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and severe dehydration. Also, inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Use caution while driving or engaging in activities that require alertness. Limit intake of alcoholic beverages while using Generic for Avapro*.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2010-12-06
    What is the the difference in composition between Aprovel and Avapro (if any) and are the generic for both identical to the original as far as chemical and compounding methods? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Yes you are right!!! Both Generic for Aprovel and Generic for Avapro are identical
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