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If you are suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension), Avapro can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Avapro today from a board-certified doctor online.*

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About Avapro (irbesartan)

Avapro belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It prevents blood vessels from narrowing, which helps lower blood pressure and improve blood flow.

Avapro is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It may also be prescribed to treat kidney problems associated with type 2 diabetes. Avapro is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as irbesartan as as well as under different brand names.

Avapro may be prescribed as a tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Avapro, be sure to complete the full course of the angiotensin II receptor blocker unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the ARB may not fully treat your high blood pressure. 

Avapro uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for Avapro, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your doctor may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • High blood pressure

    Avapro is FDA-approved to treat high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure helps reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke.

  • Diabetic nephropathy

    Avapro is FDA-approved to treat diabetic nephropathy in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes, elevated serum creatinine, and proteinuria.

Avapro side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Avapro are typically mild. Most Avapro side effects are associated with dizziness. Avapro has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded

    • Tiredness

    • Nausea and upset stomach

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Signs of high potassium levels (weakness, unexplained muscle pain, tingly feeling)

    • Little or no urination

    • Feeling like you might pass out

    • Acute renal failure

    Tell your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. It is not known whether Avapro is safe and effective for children under 6 years of age.

How to take Avapro

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Avapro prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Avapro can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. The starting dose for high blood pressure is typically 150 mg, while the starting dose for diabetic nephropathy typically starts at 300 mg.

Your doctor will monitor renal function periodically to make sure Avapro is right for you. Your doctor may recommend a dosage adjustment to meet your blood pressure goals.

What to avoid while taking Avapro

Avapro has 274 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with Avapro include:

  • Other heart or blood pressure medications

  • Lithium

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), and naproxen (Aleve)

Talk to your doctor before taking potassium supplements with this medication. Potassium supplements can cause high levels of potassium in your blood, which can lead to adverse reactions.

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication. Alcohol can have an additive effect in lowering your blood pressure. Avoid getting up quickly from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.

Medication alternatives to Avapro

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest other angiotensin II receptor antagonists or antihypertensive drugs in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Avapro prescription FAQs

  • How much does Avapro cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Avapro costs around $666 for ninety 75 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as irbesartan, may offer an affordable alternative. Price also varies with insurance coverage. Our prescription discount card helps members save up to 80% on prescriptions.

  • How can I refill my Avapro prescription?

    To refill your Avapro prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After reviewing your medical history, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take Avapro?

    To make sure Avapro is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

    • Chronic kidney disease or renal artery stenosis

    • Heart failure or another heart condition

    • If you're taking potassium supplements or potassium-sparing diuretics

  • How long does it take for Avapro to lower blood pressure?

    Avapro starts working to lower blood pressure within hours of your first dose. It may take up to two weeks for Avapro to take full effect.

  • What are the dangers of Avapro?

    Avapro can increase the risk of developing acute renal failure in patients with chronic kidney disease, severe heart failure, and renal artery stenosis. Your doctor will monitor renal function periodically to make sure Avapro is safe for you.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Avapro?

    If you miss a dose of Avapro, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Avapro?

    If you've taken too much Avapro, seek emergency medical attention or contact your local poison control center.

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