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      Brand Name: KARVEA

      Generic Name: Irbesartan

      Generic for Karvea* (Irbesartan) is used to treat patients with high blood pressure. It is also prescribed to protect the kidney in patients suffering from high blood pressure and non-insulin-dependent diabetes. This medicine works by lowering the blood pressure levels, thereby reducing the risk of a stroke. 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 Karvea* used for?

    Generic for Karvea* (Irbesartan) is used to treat patients with high blood pressure. It is also prescribed to protect the kidney in patients suffering from high blood pressure and non-insulin-dependent diabetes. This medicine works by lowering the blood pressure levels, thereby reducing the risk of a stroke. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Karvea*?

    The dosage of Generic for Karvea* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Karvea* If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

    The usual recommended dose of Generic for Karvea* is 150 mg once a day. It can be taken by mouth along with or without food.

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

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Karvea* 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, instead 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 Karvea*?

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

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Karvea*?

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

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

    Generic for Karvea* can interact with medicines that increase potassium levels in the blood, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, potassium-sparing diuretics, and potassium supplements.

    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 Karvea*?

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

    Generic for Karvea* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, indigestion, headache, muscle cramps, and so on. Some of the uncommon side effects of this drug are sexual dysfunction, increased heart rate, flushing, and indigestion. 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 Karvea*

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

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Karvea* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Karvea*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Karvea*?
    How will Generic for Karvea* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Karvea* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Karvea* 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. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Karvea* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

    While using Generic for Karvea*, one should pay great attention when driving or operating machinery as it may occasionally cause dizziness and weariness. If you are in the late stage of pregnancy or if you are breast feeding your baby, Generic for Karvea* should not be used. The individuals with the following medical condition should use this medicine with caution: heart disease, patients undergoing hemodialysis, and elderly over 75 years.

     

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