Avapro (generic name: irbesartan; brand names include: Approvel / Aprovel/ Irovel / Karvea) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used mainly for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Avapro is also indicated for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy with an elevated serum creatinine and proteinuria in patients with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
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.
Avapro may be used alone or in combination with other medicines.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Avapro exactly as directed.
Take Avapro tablets by mouth. Avapro is usually taken once a day with or without food.
Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Continue to take Avapro even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Avapro without talking to your doctor.
No dosage adjustment is necessary in elderly patients, or in patients with hepatic impairment or mild to severe renal impairment.
If you miss a dose of Avapro, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store your tablets at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.
Before taking Avapro, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have or have ever had heart failure or kidney disease;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: irbesartan.