Generic name: Irbesartan Hydrochlorothiazide
Brand names: Avalide, Aripiprazole, Abilitat, Arizol, Arlemide, Brisking, Ilimit, Irazem
Avalide is a combination of components that relax blood vessels and provide diuretic effect. It is prescribed to cure high blood pressure.
Your doctor may prescribe this remedy for other purposes. Contact your physician if you need to learn more information about this drug.
Don’t stop treatment with Avalide earlier than it was prescribed by your doctor even if you notice improvements of your condition. Stopping the medication too early may worsen your condition. Be careful about doing dangerous tasks, driving, operating machinery or climbing until you are aware how this drug affects you. Don’t drink alcohol. Always contact a medic before giving Avalide to a child.
What symptoms or conditions should I report to a doctor before I take this medicine?
It is important to report to a doctor if you have or had the following conditions:
- kidney or liver disorder
- trying to get pregnant or pregnant
- decreased urine
- immune system problems, like lupus
- if you are on a special diet, like a low salt diet
- an unusual or allergic reaction to irbesartan, sulfa drugs, hydrochlorothiazide, other foods, medicines, preservatives, dyes
How do I take this medicine?
Note: This remedy was prescribed to you only. Don’t share this medicament with others. Follow your doctor’s recommendations. Don’t take more or longer than your doctor recommended.
Take this remedy orally with a glass of water. Follow the instructions on the prescription label. This drug can be taken with or without food. Take the doses on the rigid schedule.
If you suppose you have taken too much of this medication contact an emergency room or a poison control center immediately.
If you forget about a dose:
If you miss the dose, do your best to take it as soon as you have the opportunity. If the time for the next dose has come, take only one dose. Never take excessive or excessive doses.
- diabetic medicines
- prescription pain medicines
- barbiturates (phenobarbital)
- corticosteroids (prednisone)
- NSAIDs (ibuprofen)
- skeletal muscle relaxants (tubocurarine)
- diuretics (spironolactone, triamterene or amiloride)
- potassium supplements or potassium salts
- some cholesterol lowering medicines (colestipol, cholestyramine)
This list of interactions may be not complete. Provide your medical practitioners entire list of medicines, herbs, dietary supplements or non-prescription drugs you take. Moreover tell them whether you drink alcohol, use illegal drugs or smoke. Particular items may interact with your drug.
Contact your physician immediately if you notice any of the following serious side effects:
- allergy like skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, itching, hives, difficulty breathing
- stomach pain
- muscle cramps
- persistent dry cough
- unusual bruising or bleeding
- breathing problems
- worsened gout pain
- change in the amount of urine or trouble passing urine
- dark urine
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- feeling lightheaded or faint
- irregular or fast heart beat, chest pain, palpitations
- blistering, redness, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
Less serious side effects:
- change in sexual desire
This list of side effects may be not complete, others may occur. Inform your medical practitioners about all side effects you experience.
Please be informed that Avalide may cause changes in your blood sugar level. Contact your physician in case you have diabetes. Don’t get dehydrated. Your doctor should give you instructions about how much fluid you need to drink during a day. Consult your doctor if you sweat a lot or if you have severe nausea, diarrhea or vomiting. Don’t take salt substitutes unless otherwise is recommended by your physician. Don’t drink alcohol. Visit your doctor regularly. Also check the blood pressure on a regular basis. Don’t treat yourself if you have cold, cough or pain during treatment with Avalide without consulting your doctor first. Some medicines may increase your blood pressure. Avalide may make you more sensitive to the sun. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to get pregnant.
Avalide should be stored at room temperature, in a tightly closed container. Protect from moisture, direct heat, and light. Don’t store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep Avalide out of the reach of children and away from animals.
Warning: Before taking the drug you need to consult your doctor. The information contained in this article is not intended to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, adverse effects, directions, uses, allergic reactions or warnings.