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Avapro (Irbesartan)
Avapro (Irbesartan)

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Avapro (Irbesartan)

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Category: Diabetes
Commercial Name: Avapro 
Active Ingredient: Irbesartan
Utilization: Used to treat hypertension and kidney problems (diabetic nephropathy) caused by diabetes.
Available Dosages: 150mg
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Avapro (Irbesartan)  is a medication that represents angiotensin receptor blockers class. It is used to treat hypertension and kidney problems (diabetic nephropathy) caused by diabetes. By the action of Avapro (Irbesartan)  the blood vessels relax and blood flows more easily, as a result - the high blood pressure lowers. Moreover, this medication prevents heart attacks, strokes and kidney disorders.

Indication for use

Avapro (Irbesartan) can be taken by almost all adults and teenagers over 18 who have:

·       Arterial hypertension,

·       nephropathy with arterial hypertension type 2 diabetes mellitus (as part of combination antihypertensive therapy)


Avapro (Irbesartan)  is not recommended to use if you have: hypersensitivity to irbesartan or any component of the medication; lactase deficiency, lactose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption; pregnancy; lactation period;

Dose and usage

Dose of Avapro (Irbesartan): 75 mg, 150mg, 300mg – white oval-shaped tablet with heart squeeze on it.

The tablet is swallowed whole, washed down with water. The initial and maintenance dose is 150 mg 1 time / day, independently on the meal time. The use of the tablet in this dose provides a more optimal 24-hour blood pressure control than at a dose of 75 mg / day. However, in some cases, especially in patients on hemodialysis, or in patients over the age of 75, the initial dose should be 75 mg.

In patients with arterial hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus, treatment should be started with a dose of 150 mg 1 time / day and gradually increased to 300 mg - the dose that is the preferred maintenance dose for the treatment of nephropathy.

Side effects

Avapro (Irbesartan) is a safety medication but as others medication it can cause some risks: arterial hypertension, dizziness, fatigue, asthenia, tachycardia, cough, pain in the chest, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, heartburn, and headache.

Let your doctor know if you feel some of these side effects.


Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon

Last updated: 17.08.2022

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