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    Information about Irbesartan

    Irbesartan uses

    Irbesartan is used in the treatment of high blood pressure
    Decreasing high blood pressure lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.

    How irbesartan works

    Irbesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently.

    Common side effects of irbesartan

    Dizziness, Back pain, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood

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    Expert advice for Irbesartan

    • Irbesartan can be taken with or without food but preferably be taken at the same time of the day.
    • It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
    • 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.
    • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Irbesartan


    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 at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)