What is Avalide (Irbesartan HCTZ) used for?
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is treated with Avalide (Irbesartan HCTZ). Heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease can be prevented by treating high blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan are the active ingredients in this product. Blood vessels become more relaxed when Irbesartan is taken, making it easier for blood to flow. It works as an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). "Water pills" (diuretics) like Hydrochlorothiazide help your body eliminate excess salt and water by causing you to produce more urine. It is often recommended for individuals with type 2 diabetes, diabetic nephropathy and heart failure as it does not worsen these conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Avalide (Irbesartan HCTZ)
Your doctor may advise you to take this medication with or without food once daily. To avoid having to get up to urinate after taking this medication, take it at least 4 hours before bedtime. Talk to your doctor if you find you urinate more frequently at night.
It is recommended to take irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide at least 4 hours before or at least 4 to 6 hours after certain drugs for lowering cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as colestipol and cholestyramine).
Treatment response and medical condition determine the dosage. Your doctor should monitor your renal function if you have a history of kidney problems. Do not take extra doses as it will not hasten treatment and has an increased risk of experiencing side effects and adverse reactions.
To maximize its effectiveness, take this medication regularly. Remember to take your medicine at the same time every day. It is still important to take this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not experience symptoms.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects of Avalide (Irbesartan HCTZ) occur:
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- dry cough
- fast heartbeat
- blurred vision
- muscle pain
- unusual thirst
- stomach upset or pain
Few known Drug Interactions of Avalide (Irbesartan HCTZ) are listed below.
- Lipitor (Atorvastatin)
- Nexium (Esomeprazole)
- Aspirin Low Strength (Aspirin)
- Lexapro (Escitalopram)
- Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol)
- Synthroid (Levothyroxine)
- Celebrex (Celecoxib)
- Norvasc (Amlodipine)
- Crestor (Rosuvastatin)
- Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
- Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
- Lyrica (Pregabalin)
- Plavix (Clopidogrel)
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Starting price of Avalide 150mg/12.5mg cost in Canada.
- 90 tabs - $148.00 USD ($1.64 per tabs)
Starting price of Generic Equivalent Irbesartan HCTZ 300 mg/12.5mg Cost in Canada.
- 90 tabs - $30.00 USD ($0.33 per tabs)
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You do require a prescription to order Avalide (Irbesartan HCTZ) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
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