Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medicine is Irbesartan, which is a nonpeptide angiotensin II antagonist with antihypertensive activity. This active component selectively and competitively blocks the binding of angiotensin II to the angiotensin I receptor. Angiotensin II stimulates aldosterone synthesis and secretion by adrenal cortex. This decreases the excretion of sodium and increases the excretion of potassium. Angiotensin II also acts as a vasoconstrictor in vascular smooth muscle.
Indications: Irbesartan composed medicine belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers. Avapro keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.
It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications. Avapro is also used to treat kidney problems caused by type 2 diabetes.
Action Mechanism: Given angiotensin receptor blockers drug works by blocking the effect of a hormone called angiotensin. Avapro makes your blood vessels relax more. It also allows your kidneys to get rid of extra water and salt. This helps lower your blood pressure, and helps improve your kidney function.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 150 mg: It should be consumed once a day with or without food, as prescribed by the doctor
- 300 mg: This medication is to be consumed orally once a day as directed by the doctor
Note: If you have diabetes, do not use this medicine together with any medication that contains aliskiren.
What is Avapro?
Avapro (irbesartan) belongs to a group of drugs known as angiotensin II receptor blockers. It keeps the blood vessels from narrowing that lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.
What is Avapro used for?
Avapro is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given along with other blood pressure medications. The medicine is also used to treat kidney problems caused by type 2 diabetes.
How to take Avapro?
The tablets should be taken regularly as directed by your doctor. The tablets should be swallowed with a glass of water.
How much Avapro is safe for consumption?
Usually patients start with a 150 mg pill once a day, while some patients might need a lower starting dose. Doctor shall inform if this is necessary. The full blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine should be reached about 4-6 weeks after starting treatment.
How long to take Avapro?
Avapro helps to control high blood pressure, but it does not cure it. Therefore Avapro must be taken every day. Continue taking the pill until your doctor tells you to stop.