Generic Name - Irbesartan hydrochlorothiazide
Category - Hypertension
High blood pressure (Hypertension)
Generic for Avalide* is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common disorder in which the blood pressure remains abnormally high. Generic for Avalide* works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, making blood flow more smoothly.
Generic for Avalide* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Avalide* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past. Because of the hydrochlorothiazide component, Irbesartan is contraindicated in patients with anuria or hypersensitivity to other sulfonamide-derived drugs.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Avalide*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Barbiturates such as Phenobarbital and Seconal
Narcotic painkillers such as Demerol, Tylenol with Codeine and Percocet
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aleve, Anaprox and Motrin
Other blood pressure medications such as Procardia XL and Tenormin
Oral diabetes drugs such as Diabinese, Diabeta and Glucotrol
Steroids such as Prednisone
Generic for Avalide* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericAvalide*
The recommended initial dose of Irbesartan (Generic for Avalide*) is 150 mg once daily. Patients requiring further reduction in blood pressure should be titrated to 300 mg once daily.
Generic for Avalide* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Avalide* side Effects include abdominal pain, abnormal urination, allergy, anxiety, chest pain, cough, diarrhea, dizziness when standing up, headache, heartburn, hives or indigestion.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Avalide*.
Generic for Avalide* and Pregnancy
Studies show that Generic for Avalide* can cause injury and even death to the unborn child, especially if taken during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Stop taking Avalide* as soon as you become pregnant and consult the doctor and seek medical advice.
Generic for Avalide* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Avalide* passes into human milk and can affect the nursing infant If you are breast feeding, consult with your doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Avalide* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Avalide* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Avalide* and Geriatric
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies to indicate the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Avalide* in geriatric patients aged 65 and over. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range.
The above information about GenericAvalide* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.