XARB H Tablet

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Introduction

XARB H Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

You can take XARB H Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.

The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include nausea, feeling tired, diarrhea, upset stomach, headache, and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of hydrochlorothiazide and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Hydrochlorothiazide may occasionally lead to an increase in pressure in your eye and lead to permanent eye damage if not treated. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.

Benefits of XARB H Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

XARB H Tablet is a combination of two medicines namely Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. It is generally used when one medicine alone is not controlling your blood pressure effectively. Irbesartan works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels so your blood can flow more easily. This will lower your blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is known as a diuretic (water pill) which increases urine output thereby lowering blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

Side effects of XARB H Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of XARB H

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use XARB H Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. XARB H Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How XARB H Tablet works

XARB H Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Irbesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
XARB H Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
XARB H Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
XARB H Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
XARB H Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
XARB H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of XARB H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of XARB H Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
XARB H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of XARB H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take XARB H Tablet?

If you miss a dose of XARB H Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed XARB H Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • XARB H Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, very dry mouth or muscle weakness.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of XARB H Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
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Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
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Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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FAQs

Q. What is XARB H Tablet?

XARB H Tablet is a combination of two medicines that helps keep the blood pressure under control. The medicine works by reducing the risk of strokes and myocardial infarction (heart attack), thereby treating hypertension (high blood pressure).

Q. How should I take XARB H Tablet?

You should take XARB H Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. It is for oral use and is usually taken once a day. You should take it with plenty of water, with or without food. It is recommended that you take this medicine at the same time every day.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of XARB H Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of XARB H Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. How long does XARB H Tablet take to start working?

XARB H Tablet may take about 2 weeks to show a visible reduction in blood pressure. Full benefits of XARB H Tablet may take a little longer, about 4 weeks. However, if you are worried or have any concerns, contact your doctor.

Q. What is the most important information I should know about XARB H Tablet?

It is important for you to know that this medicine can cause harm or death to your unborn baby. Therefore, if you are planning a pregnancy or have become pregnant, consult your doctor right away. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine to treat your high blood pressure.

Q. Is XARB H Tablet better than Telmisartan?

Both XARB H Tablet and Telmisartan are blood pressure-lowering medicines. XARB H Tablet is a relatively new medicine. It has been found to be as effective as Telmisartan in lowering blood pressure. It can be safely used in patients as it has fewer side effects.

Q. Can I stop XARB H Tablet on my own?

No, do not stop taking XARB H Tablet without speaking to your doctor, even if you are feeling well or your blood pressure is controlled. Stopping it suddenly may increase your blood pressure which may increase your risk of stroke.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of XARB H Tablet?

Taking more than the recommended dose of XARB H Tablet may decrease your blood pressure due to which you may feel dizzy or may even faint. Consult your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical aid in a nearby hospital.

Q. What are some of the lifestyle changes I should make while using XARB H Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking XARB H Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of XARB H Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

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