Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

Information about Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide Uses

Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

How Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide works

Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide 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.

Common side effects of Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

Nausea, Taste change, Upset stomach, Diarrhea, Weakness, Dizziness, Headache, Glucose intolerance, Increased blood uric acid, Increased blood lipid level, Electrolyte imbalance, Decreased blood pressure
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Expert advice for Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

  • You have been prescribed Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Frequently asked questions for Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

Irbesartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

Q. What is Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide?

Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide?

You should take Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide?

If you have missed a dose of Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide, 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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide take to start working?

Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide may take about 2 weeks to show a visible reduction in blood pressure. Full benefits of Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide?

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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide better than Telmisartan?

Both Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide and Telmisartan are blood pressure-lowering medicines. Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide on my own?

No, do not stop taking Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide. 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 Irbesartan+Hydrochlorothiazide and to keep yourself healthy.

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