Avapro is used for treating high blood pressure alone or with other medicines. It is also used in certain patients to treat kidney problems caused by diabetes (diabetic nephropathy). Avapro is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels. This helps to lower blood pressure.
Use Avapro as directed by your doctor.
- Take Avapro by mouth with or without food.
- Take Avapro on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Avapro at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
- Continue to take Avapro even if you feel well. Do not miss any dose.
- If you miss a dose of Avapro, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Avapro.
Store Avapro at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at room temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Avapro out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Irbesartan.