Irbesartan is generally used in treatment of the treatment of high blood pressure.
Increased potassium level in blood
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Irbesartan, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Irbesartan is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Irbesartan belongs to the category of angiotensin receptor blockers(ARB). It blocks the harmone angiotensin that helps relax the blood vessels and allow the blood to flow smoothly helping the heart to pump blood more efficiently.art to pump more efficiently.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Irbesartan an alpha /a beta blocker/ calcium channel blocker/an ace inhibitor/a statin/ diuretic/ nitrate? No. Irbesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker
Q. Is Irbesartan safe? Yes,Irbesartan is safe if used for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as recommended by your doctor.
Q. Is Irbesartan and losartan the same? No. Both are different drugs of the same class; however, they differ in their pharmacokinetic profile
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with Irbesartan? Use of ibuprofen with Irbesartan may reduce the effects of Irbesartan in lowering blood pressure. In addition, if this combination is taken frequently, it may affect the kidney function
Q. Can I take paracetamol with Irbesartan? Yes. You can take paracetamol with Irbesartan
Q. Can I take aspirin with Irbesartan? Use of aspirin with Irbesartan may reduce the effects of Irbesartan in lowering blood pressure. In addition, if this combination is taken frequently, it may affect your kidney function
Q. Does Irbesartan lower heart rate? Yes. Irbesartan may lower your heart rate
Q. Does Irbesartan cause constipation/ weight gain/ hair loss/ erectile dysfunction / impotence/ diarrhea/ ringing in the ears/ depression? No. Irbesartan does not cause any of the above side effects. However, if you experience such side effects please consult your doctor immediately.
You have been prescribed Irbesartan to improve your blood pressure.Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.Irbesartan can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.Irbesartan may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.Do not take Irbesartan during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Irbesartan.
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