AVAPRO Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020757/001.

Names and composition

"AVAPRO" is the commercial name of a drug composed of IRBESARTAN.

Answered questions

What is your experience with the blood pressure med. avapro?
Asked by Merri Seats 3 months ago.

Avapro is a blood pressure mediaction from a class known as ARBs or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers. Angiotensin II is a chemical that causes the muscles surrounding the blood vessels to contract and as a result they narrow the blood vessels. This in turn does not allow blood to flow as easily causing high blood pressure. That said, ARBs work by blocking the Angiotensin II receptors which do not allow the blood vessels to narrow and therefore lower blood pressure. The ARBs come from a widely prescribed drug catagory. The most common prescribed ARBs are Diovan, Benicar, and Cozaar. However, depending on your insurance, a lot of drug companies force patients to first fail on an ACE Inhibitor drug inorder to be able to use ARBs. All ARBs are generally well tolerated and have very mild side effects which is why they are so popular. They are prescribed to patients who have mild to moderate high blood pressure. In my experience , I sell Micardis (another ARB-Avapro's competitor) most of the ARBs work about the same (so if you are concered about which ARB to get, they are all pretty much the same - except for Cozaar which typically is known as a weaker drug). Your side effects should be mild and is well tolerated. On one side note- Avapro is typicall not prescribed to black patients or patients who are older because their body makeup does not respond well to those types of mediactions. For those patients typically an ARB with a diuretic(Hydrochlorothiazide) (Avalide is avalpros ARB and diuretic combination) Answered by Madge Zaritsky 3 months ago.


Does Avapro ( the medicine ) have avandria in it??
avandia not avandria Asked by Donn Calica 3 months ago.

Avapro is used to treat high blood pressure. A member of the new family of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists, it works by preventing the hormone angiotensin II from narrowing the blood vessels, an action that tends to raise blood pressure. Avapro may be prescribed alone or with other blood pressure medications. In people with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, Avapro is also prescribed to stave off damage to the kidneys, often delaying the need for dialysis and a kidney transplant. You must take Avapro regularly for it to be effective. Since blood pressure declines gradually, it may be a couple of weeks before you get the full benefit of Avapro, and you must continue taking it even if you are feeling well. Avapro does not cure high blood pressure, it merely keeps it under control. Answered by Bong Eckl 3 months ago.

Avapro has only irbesartan in it. It's a blood pressure medicine in the ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) class. If you mean "Avandia" the diabetes medicine, no Avapro does not contain Avandia. I know of no medicine called "Avandria." Avandia is the brand name for rosiglitazone, a diabetic medication. Answered by Belle Mcauly 3 months ago.

Avapro is a blood pressure medication. I beleive in your question you meant Avandia (not AvandRia). NO, they are not the same. Avandia is a medication for diabetes and currently its safety has been questioned. SO if you are diabetic and prescribed Avapro, that is an execellent choice to protec your kidneys against high sugar. You should also keep your systolic pressure below130 mmHg. ALI Answered by Samatha Joanis 3 months ago.

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I take Avapro HCT, which contains irbesantin/hydrochlorothiazide. There is no mention of any avandria, or anything else. I'd like to know the reason for the question. Answered by Paris Fernow 3 months ago.


Are Avapro and Lisinopril comparable?
Can I replace Ava pro with Lisinopril? Asked by Phil Scordino 3 months ago.

Lisinopril is an ace inhibitor and Irbesartan (Avapro) is an angiotensin receptor blockers . These two classes of medications are comparable and used for many of the same indications. Why do you want to change from Lisinopril to Avapro? The only advantage of Avapro over Lisinopril is that it is not associated with a cough. The most common side effect of Ace inhibitors is cough. Angiotensin receptor blockers are newer and more expensive then ace inhibitors. Personally, I am a fan of ace inhibitors over angiotensin receptor blockers. This is because they have been use for many more years than ARBs and have a huge amount of evidence to back them up. ARBs also have evidence to back them up, but not as much. If cost is an issue for you and you have not had any side effects from Lisinopril, then I would recommend that you stay on it. If you are having side effects like cough, then it is reasonable to change to Avapro. There is no evidence to suggest Avapro is better than Lisinopril though. Discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. Answered by Bret Hrivnak 3 months ago.

Is Avapro An Ace Inhibitor Answered by Zack Argrow 3 months ago.

Only under a doctor's supervision. Lisinopril is an old, generic drug that works well. It's called an ACE inhibitor. Avapro is a newer, branded drug that also works well. It's called an ARB. They both work in the same general body system, but from different directions. The doses are NOT comparable. Answered by Jodee Plackett 3 months ago.


What are the side effects of taking avapro?
I feel so weird, like not I'm not getting better. HELP? Asked by Maryalice Biskup 3 months ago.

The most common side effects of avapro are: -Fatigue about 4% of the population -Diarrhea about 3% of the population -Heartburn or indigestion about 2% of the population -Dizziness about 10% of the population And here are the serious side effects of avapro: -Unexplained skin rash -Itching -Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin -Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat) -Difficulty breathing or swallowing -Decrease in the amount of urine produced. If you ever experience these side effects, immediately stop intake of the drug and consult your doctor for advice. Answered by Geralyn Tantum 3 months ago.

When you buy this from drugstores, you will be able to see on the back the lists of the possible side effects that you might experience when you take this medication. On the other hand, there could be still other side effects that might not be listed on it and that could only depends on how your body will react on it. If you really want to be sure, you can ask your doctor about it so that you will know about the possible risk you might have. take a look here.... do google with pharmacyescrow.org/s3141-s-AVAPRO Answered by Song Polidori 3 months ago.


What does the drug Avapro do to the body/heart?
I take Avapro and Atenolol daily. I have had triple bypass surgery and these were prescribed but I wasn"t clear just what pill did what? Asked by Ena Abrew 3 months ago.

Both for high blood pressure Answered by Elias Ehrke 3 months ago.


Side effects of Avapro for high BP?
Has anyone experienced bloating and diarrhea from 150mg. of Avapro. Asked by Clement Guerrini 3 months ago.

Possible side effects of Avapro (irbesartan)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: * swelling, rapid weight gain; * chest pain, fast heart rate; * nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); * painful or difficult urination; or * urinating more or less than usual, or not at all. Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as: * diarrhea, heartburn, upset stomach; * feeling tired, nervous, or anxious; * fever, chills, sore throat, stuffy nose, flu symptoms; * dizziness; * headache; * joint or muscle pain; or * dry cough. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. Answered by Mazie Duval 3 months ago.


Can Avapro still cause side effects like nausea even a year later?
My mom is on Avapro for HTN for about a year now. She has always had this nausea since the beginning and thought it would go away. Has anyone experienced this or know if it is common? Asked by Daysi Sebourn 3 months ago.

No. The medication is long gone and likely had nothing to do with the nausea. She should see a GI doc if her family doc is baffled. Answered by Myong Grimstead 3 months ago.


What is the generic pill for avapro?
Asked by Drew Sanmiguel 3 months ago.

the generic name for avapro is irbesartan, but there is no generic form of avapro available because the patent hasn't yet expired (it will expire in 2012) Answered by Laraine Manigo 3 months ago.

The earliest date that a generic Avapro may become available is 2012, when its current patent expires. Answered by Brigitte Tovey 3 months ago.


What are some side effects that people have suffered from taking 300mg. of avapro?
Has anyone experienced depression,exhaustion,loss of appetite,swelling more than usual and /or diarreha..etc???? Any help would be appreciated! Asked by Chung Poppert 3 months ago.

Some of the most common side effects are diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue. The side effects that you have mentioned in your question are all listed as side effects in the studies they did when they were doing Avapro clinical trials. Most of them should level off as your body adjusts to the medication. Unfortunately, with any medication you will see the side effect first (if there is one), then you will see the therapeutic effect. It is the rule of thumb. Make sure you take the medication at bedtime, as a lot of the side effects may be easier to manage if they are slept off. It is also better to manage the "dizzy" or also known as the hypotensive side effect. Just hang in there. If you have any other questions or concerns - feel free to send me an email. I'll do my best to help you out. Answered by Shanon Jayne 3 months ago.


I've started to use generic avapro a few days ago and experiencing a bit dizzy most of the time. is it normal?
Asked by Nanci Sorber 3 months ago.

Yes, a lot of people have experienced dizziness from taking Avapro. That is totally normal. You might also experience Diarrhea and Fatigue which are common side effects too. But if you experience these effects, please contact your health care provider: -Severe allergic reactions -change in the amount of urine produced -chest pain -dark urine -difficulty swallowing -irregular heartbeat -muscle pain or cramps -severe or persistent stomach pain -severe or persistent tiredness -symptoms of low blood pressure -vision changes -yellowing of the skin or eyes. Answered by Jim Abell 3 months ago.

Yes it is! That means it's working. Give it a couple of weeks to really kick in and you won't feel it anymore. When I first started BP meds, I felt like I was going to faint for the first 10 days. Avapro is a good choice for you, it's healthy for your heart and your kidneys and won't make you cough. Answered by Ailene Osterlund 3 months ago.


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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020757/001 AVAPRO IRBESARTAN TABLET/ORAL 75MG
020757/002 AVAPRO IRBESARTAN TABLET/ORAL 150MG
020757/003 AVAPRO IRBESARTAN TABLET/ORAL 300MG

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