Avalide is a combination angiotensin II receptor blocker and diuretic. The angiotensin II receptor blocker works by relaxing the blood vessels. It helps the kidneys to eliminate fluid and sodium from the body. Generic name of Avalide is Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide. Avalide is also known as Irbesartan, Hydrochlorothiazide, Xarb-H. Brand name of Avalide is Avalide.
Avalide may be taken with or without food.
It is recommended to drink extra fluids while you are taking Avalide.
Avalide may increase the amount of urine or cause you to urinate more often when you first start taking it. To keep this from disturbing your sleep, try to take your dose before 6 pm.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Avalide suddenly.
Avalide Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Avalide and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of reach of children.
Avalide More Info
Active Ingredient: Irbesartan.
Other Ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, Cellulose, Microcrystalline, Croscarmellose sodium, Ferric oxide red, Ferric oxide yellow, Silicon dioxide, Magnesium stearate, Hypromelloses, Polyethylene glycols, Titanium dioxide, Carnauba wax,
Do not take Avalide if you are allergic to Avalide components.
Do not take Avalide if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Do not take Avalide if you have severe kidney problems or are unable to urinate.
Do not take Avalide if you are taking dofetilide or ketanserin.
Your risk of lightheadedness or fainting may be increased if you experience diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating, if you do not drink enough fluids, or if you are on a low-salt diet.
Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment. Be sure to take your medicine even if you may not feel normal.
Diabetes patients should be careful with Avalide because it may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Avalide may raise your blood sugar. High blood sugar may make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. It can also make you flush, breathe faster, or have a fruit-like breath odor. Be careful!
Avalide may interfere with certain lab tests, including parathyroid function tests.
Lab tests, including kidney function, blood pressure, and blood electrolytes, may be performed while you use Avalide. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects.
Be careful with Avalide if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
Be careful with Avalide if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
Use Avalide with great care in case you want to undergo an operation (dental or any other).
Avalide can be not safety for children and elderly patients.
Try to be careful with sunbeams. Avalide makes skin sensitive to sunlight. Protect skin from the sun.
Avoid machine driving.
Do not stop taking Avalide suddenly.