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Avapro (Irbesartan) belongs to a class of medication called angiotensin II receptor blockers. Irbesartan is a blood pressure medication and is prescribed to patients who suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) and may sometimes be prescribed along with other blood pressure medications.
This medication works by preventing the blood vessels from contracting, allowing efficient blood flow through the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure.
Avapro (irbesartan) is a prescription medication and should only be used specifically as instructed by your prescribing doctor. Do not attempt to take more or fewer amounts of the medication or for longer periods of time than what was prescribed to you.
When taking irbesartan, you can take this medication with or without food. Ensure that you have your blood pressure tested regularly, and never stop taking irbesartan unless explicitly instructed to do so by your prescribing doctor, even if you feel that your symptoms have improved.
People with diabetes should not use irbesartan with any other medication that may contain aliskiren. Also, if you suffer from kidney disease, it may be best to avoid taking irbesartan.
To ensure your safety while using this medication, you should notify your doctor if you have had any of the following conditions in the past:
• Kidney disease
• Liver disease
• Congestive heart failure
This medication is not safe to use during your pregnancy. If you become pregnant while you are taking this medication, you should immediately stop using irbesartan and inform your doctor of your pregnancy. Irbesartan may cause harm or death to an unborn child if you take this medication during our second or third trimester. This medication is also known to excrete into breast milk. Do not breast-feed your nursing child during your treatment.
The more common irbesartan side effects may include:
Also, inform your prescribing doctor immediately if you notice any of the following less common, yet more serious irbesartan side effects:
Swelling or unusually sudden weight gain
Pain in the side or lower back
Breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue
Is it okay to take my lithium medication while I’m on Avapro?
No, lithium is known to have a negative drug interaction with the use of irbesartan.
Is there anything I should avoid while taking Avapro?
To prevent the potential increase of side effects, do not drink alcohol while taking irbesartan. Also, avoid using potassium supplements or salt substitutes unless your doctor explicitly instructed you to do so.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that not all medications, including any referenced on this page, are dispensed from our affiliated Canadian pharmacy. The medications in your order may be filled and shipped from an approved International fulfillment center located in a country other than Canada. In addition to dispensing medications from our Canadian pharmacy, medication orders are also filled and shipped from international fulfillment centers that are approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries. Medication orders are filled and shipped from approved fulfillment centers around the world including, but not limited to, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, Mauritius, India, Australia, and the United States. The items in your order may be filled and shipped from any one of the above jurisdictions. The products are sourced from various countries including, but not limited to, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Australia, and the United States. All of our affiliated fulfillment centers have been approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries.
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What's the difference between generic drugs and brand name drugs?
What's the difference between the branded products you sell and the ones I get locally?
The branded drugs we sell are chemically and therapeutically no different from the ones you get in your local pharmacy. They both generally come from the same exact manufacturer. Generally, the main difference* is in the packaging and the price. Our packaging may be different from what you get locally, but we're also much cheaper.
* Other differences may include differences in trade name, form, and general appearance.
Why are there packaging differences?
Due to differences in government regulation, different countries have different packaging requirements. For example, a product in Canada (or any other country) will have different packaging than the same product in the US even though both drugs are chemically and therapeutically equivalent and are generally manufactured by the same exact company.
Why are your drugs so much cheaper?
Due to government price controls, medications from Canada and many other countries are often significantly cheaper than in the United States. Also, other countries may have more affordable generic versions of drugs, which may not yet be available in the US.