Irbesartan

FDA Approved: * March 30, 2012
Pharm Company: * TEVA PHARMS
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Irbesartan Overview

Irbesartan, sold under the trade name Avapro among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and diabetic kidney disease.[1] It is a reasonable initial treatment for high blood pressure.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Versions are available as the combination irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide.[1] Common side effects include dizziness, diarrhea, feeling tired, muscle pain, and heartburn.[1]...

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White pill rph 121

White oval pill with rph on one side and 121 on the other. This is a Canadian drug - I don't know if things are different in the US. ## Some are different, some aren't, so it can vary. This tablet in particular contains 300mgs of Ratio-Irbesartan, which is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. Ratio-Irbesartan details and description can be found here. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Irbesartan and Amlodipine

Does amlodipine besylate 2.5 MG CIP taken with irbesartan-HCTZ 300-12.5 MGROX cause puffyness, bloating and shortness of breath with just walking a block?

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Suddenly stopping Irbesartan with doctor's approval

So today is day three of not taking my blood pressure meds (Irbesartan) with Dr approval. This morning my BP was elevated to 136/96 and I have a headache. Is this normal and ok or should I be worried? ## The 96 is a little high, but nothing severely dangerous. Why did your doctor have you stop taking it and how much were you taking? The FDA warns that other withdrawal effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased heart rate. ## was taking 300 mg and I had lost quite a lot of weight. My Bp has been 110/77 so we thought we’d try taking me off to see how I do. I have a Bp machine so I can watch it

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irbesartan, safe to halve tablet?

Can 300mg irbesartan tablet be cut in half (abisart brand) ## Hello, Bell! How are you? As long as it isn't time released, then yes, you can cut it, as long as your doctor approves. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. However, if it is time released, then no, it is not safe to cut it. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been prescribed 75mg irbesartan and take a half tablet daily. There is no split line on these tablets so are they suitable for half dosing?

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Accidental double dose of blood pressure medication

I accidentally took a double dose of irbesartan this morning (300 mg a pill), plus half of a metoprolol. What will happen? Side effects? ## Hello, Cathy! How are you feeling? Did you experience any adverse effects? In most cases, a double dose is not dangerous, though the FDA does warn that doubling up may cause your blood pressure to drop lower than usual, which may also result in shallow breathing, and lowered heart rate. Are these the only medications you currently take?

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Irbesartan and Shortness of Breath

I am having shortness of breath and swelling in my left foot. Could these be side effects of my medication? ## What medications are you on it could be a medicine.... Cause a med I'm on I have thise symptoms sometimes my feet don't stay swollen jus ever now in then sometimes both feet sometimes one an a few weeks ago the back of my right leg swelled as well..... It's weird what meds can do and when I can't breath it's soooo scary!! ## While there is a chance that it could be a medication side effect, from taking Irbesartan, according to FDA reports, which lists them as also possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination, there is also a chance that it might be due to other issues. There is also a chance that your blood pressure is too high and...

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Irbesartan Weaning Regimen

I am on 150 mg of Irbesartan daily. What time frame should be allotted to wean off this regimen? I wish to discontinue it. ## Why do you want to wean off of it? What condition is being treated? If the medication is the only thing keep the given condition under control, you could be putting your life in danger by discontinuing it according to NIH warnings. It could cause you to experience rebound high blood pressure, and rebound high heart rate, which could result in a heart attack, or stroke, either of which has the potential to be fatal. Are you on any other medications?

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Irbesartan (National Drug Code: 43547-0375-09)

Are there any warnings or adverse effects from this China-manufactured generic drug? I'm fearful of taking it; and was unable to convince my pharmacy to pursue or supply a U.S. manufactured drug. ## Regardless of where it is manufactured, any given medication must meet the same safety and efficacy standards, in order for the FDA to approve of it being supplied and made available in the U.S. The typical side effects of this medication are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension, the same as the others available. Is there anything else I can help with?

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300mg of Irbesartan and photosensitivity

I've always been able to sit in the sun, but I have noticed when I'm out in the sun my skin starts really burning and stinging. Does Irbesartan cause photosensitivity? ## Almost all medications can cause it, including these ones used to treat blood pressure, and heart conditions, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. It would be best to use sun block, when out in the sun, to be extra cautious. Are you on any other medications?

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swelling of face lips

I just started taking 75mg of irbesartan..I am fine when I wake up but when I have a black cup of coffee within 30 minutes my lips start swelling...is this common and should I switch medications ## Hello, Graham! How are you doing? Has there been any change? It seems that you may be having an allergic reaction to something, and if that is the case, you need to cease exposure to that substance, because as reported by the NIH, such reactions tend to get worse with repeated exposure. It might be due to the medication, or it could be due to something else, has anything else changed recently? Are you drinking a different brand of coffee? It would be best to have this checked out by your doctor for your safety.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Irbesartan
  • Tablet: 150mg, 300mg, 75mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Irbesartan: (127 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-0250 Irbesartan 75 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-0251 Irbesartan 150 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-0252 Irbesartan 300 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0093-7464 Irbesartan 75 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7465 Irbesartan 150 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7466 Irbesartan 300 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7514 Irbesartan 300 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0378-2022 Irbesartan 75 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-2023 Irbesartan 150 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-2024 Irbesartan 300 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0591-2782 Irbesartan 75 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-2783 Irbesartan 150 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-2784 Irbesartan 300 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0603-4080 Irbesartan 75 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-4081 Irbesartan 150 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-4082 Irbesartan 300 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0955-1040 Irbesartan 75 mg Oral Tablet by Winthrop U.S.
  • 0955-1041 Irbesartan 150 mg Oral Tablet by Winthrop U.S.
  • 0955-1042 Irbesartan 300 mg Oral Tablet by Winthrop U.S.
  • 27241-033 Irbesartan 75 mg Oral Tablet by Ajanta Pharma Limited
  • 107 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Irbesartan or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

Related Irbesartan Topics:

irbesartan, safe to halve tablet?
Can 300mg irbesartan tablet be cut in half (abisart brand) ## Hello, Bell! How are you? As long as it isn't time rel... 2 replies
Irbesartan and Shortness of Breath
I am having shortness of breath and swelling in my left foot. Could these be side effects of my medication? ## What medi... 2 replies
Irbesartan Weaning Regimen
I am on 150 mg of Irbesartan daily. What time frame should be allotted to wean off this regimen? I wish to discontinue i... 1 reply
Irbesartan (National Drug Code: 43547-0375-09)
Are there any warnings or adverse effects from this China-manufactured generic drug? I'm fearful of taking it; and w... 1 reply
Irbesartan and 81 mg aspirin
need to know if I may take irbesartan150/12 with 81mg aspirin? ## Hello, Rose! How are you? Aspirin and Irbesartan shoul... 1 reply
Irbesartan and Amlodipine
Does amlodipine besylate 2.5 MG CIP taken with irbesartan-HCTZ 300-12.5 MGROX cause puffyness, bloating and shortness of...
300mg of Irbesartan and photosensitivity
I've always been able to sit in the sun, but I have noticed when I'm out in the sun my skin starts really burnin... 1 reply
lower dose irbesartan
i have been taking 75mg irbesartan for a few years . my blood pressure would appear to be pretty low at the moment. i al... 1 reply
Suddenly stopping Irbesartan with doctor's approval
So today is day three of not taking my blood pressure meds (Irbesartan) with Dr approval. This morning my BP was elevate... 2 replies
can cessation of avapro(irbesartan) cause anxiety?
I have noticed unusual symptoms if I forget to take my 225mg dose of Avapro in the morning(which I've done on 3 or 4... 1 reply




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