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Irbesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It's an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that works by relaxing blood vessels. Irbesartan may reduce the risk of serious health issues like heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. The brand version is Avapro.
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About Irbesartan (Generic Avapro)
How does it work?
Irbesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). This type of medicine works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This also makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
What does it treat?
Irbesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It’s also prescribed to stop kidney disease from getting worse in people with diabetes.
What forms does it come in?
Irbesartan comes as a tablet that’s taken by mouth. It can take up to 2 weeks before you start noticing all the benefits of this medication.
Irbesartan vs. Avapro
They’re the same medicine, just different names. Irbesartan is the generic name and Avapro is a brand name for the same drug. They both contain the same active ingredient that helps relax blood vessels.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Irbesartan 150 mg (30 tablets) start at $9.00.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Irbesartan 150 mg (30 tablets)*
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Irbesartan (Generic Avapro) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Irbesartan (Generic Avapro)?
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces the risk of stroke
- Reduces the risk of heart attack
- Protects the kidneys
- Manages kidney problems for people with diabetes
Who should not take this medication?
- Those who are allergic to Irbesartan
- People with a known allergy or severe reaction to ARBs (Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers)
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
- People with a history of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat)
- People with a rare genetic condition called hereditary angioedema
- Those with severe kidney disease or a history of kidney problems
- People who have high levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia)
- Those who are taking Neprilysin Inhibitors like Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan)
- People who are taking Aliskiren, another type of blood pressure medication
If you have any of these conditions—or a history of dehydration, aortic or mitral stenosis, heart failure, diabetes, liver problems, low blood pressure (hypotension) or collagen vascular disease (such as lupus or scleroderma)—speak with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
Taking this medication when you have these conditions should be carefully and closely monitored by a healthcare provider.
Also tell your medical provider about any other medications you’re using before you start this hypertension treatment.
How do you take this medication?
Take this medicine once a day or as directed by your health provider. It's essential to take it regularly to keep your blood pressure under control.
High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.
Also, please keep in mind that it may take some time for this medication to achieve its full effect in managing your blood pressure. Don't be discouraged if you don't notice immediate changes. Continue taking your medication as prescribed, and consult with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if it's close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much of your hypertension medicine may lead to symptoms like low blood pressure, dizziness and an increased heart rate.
If you’ve taken too much Irbesartan, call your licensed medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Irbesartan (Generic Avapro) online?
Need a refill of your blood pressure medicine? Dr. B can help you get a convenient, online prescription–right from home. To begin, fill out a short health survey about your medical history.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
If you have side effects that bother you, let your healthcare provider know. The most common side effects are:
- Feeling faint when changing position
- Dry cough
Talk to your health provider if your side effects are bothering you or if they don’t get better. Keep an eye out for signs of a more serious reaction. This could include swelling of the hands or feet, pale skin, urinating less often than usual, muscle weakness or unusual heart rhythm.
This medication can potentially increase serum potassium levels, so it's important to keep an eye on your potassium levels when taking this medication. It's best to consult a healthcare provider for routine checks. It's a simple step that can help ensure your treatment's effectiveness and safety.
Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.