What is IRBECOR (Irbesartan) used for?
IRBECOR (Irbesartan) is an oral medication prescribed for the treatment of hypertension. It is an angiotensin II receptor agonist that operates by dilating blood vessels to increase blood and circulation which reduces blood pressure. This can reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as headaches, faintness, or tinnitus. This action may also make it useful for treating kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use IRBECOR (Irbesartan)?
IRBECOR (Irbesartan) should always be used according to the directions provided by your doctor to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one daily administration of one tablet, but your particular instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and symptom severity. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Avoid altering the tablets before use by splitting or chewing them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of IRBECOR (Irbesartan)?
Some patients using IRBECOR (Irbesartan) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are faintness, confusion, loss of appetite, nausea, unusual weight gain, swelling, or urinary retention. Inform your doctor as soon as any worrying or intense symptoms appear to ensure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or administration frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using IRBECOR (Irbesartan) if you are breastfeeding, in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, lactose intolerant, or under the age of eighteen. It is also recommended to inform your doctor if you have severe heart failure, heart valve disease, heart disease, aortic stenosis, low fluid or sodium volume, reduced kidney function, or if you are over the age of 75 as these conditions may lead to unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly use IRBECOR (Irbesartan) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
IRBECOR (Irbesartan) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.