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   Irbesartan

Irbesartan
(oral) (tablet)


Used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Treats kidney disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Uses
Used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Treats kidney disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

Storage
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Tablet. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. You may take this medicine with or without food.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Change in how much or how often you urinate. Chest pain. Confusion, weakness, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, or numbness or tingling in your hands, feet, or lips.
  • Fast or slow heartbeat. Lightheadedness or fainting. Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to irbesartan, or if you are pregnant.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby.
  • Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant.
  • If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away. Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast feeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or congestive heart failure. This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert. If you stop using this medicine, your blood pressure may go up.
  • High blood pressure usually has no symptoms.
  • Even if you feel well, do not stop using the medicine without asking your doctor.

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