Your doctor has prescribed Avalide for you to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the stress that your blood puts on the inside walls of your blood vessels. When your blood pressure becomes too high it can damage your heart and other vital organs, putting you at risk for heart attack and stroke. Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart attack or stroke, if you are on a low-salt diet, if you have gout, if you have diabetes or are on dialysis, if you are dehydrated, or if you have kidney or liver disease before you take Avalide. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant, if you are breastfeeding, or if you have difficulty urinating. Never use Irbesartan HCTZ if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Doctors prescribe Avalide because it contains irbesartan, a generic medication that is known as an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). ARBs are drugs that control the hormone system in your body that is responsible for regulating your blood pressure. They help relax your blood vessels, which then provide more room for your blood and therefore cause a drop in blood pressure. Avalide also contains hydrochlorothiazide, or HCT for short. Hydrochlorothiazide is a common diuretic, or water pill, which helps remove excess fluid and salt from your body by producing more urine. When excess fluid is removed from your body, your overall blood volume decreases. This gives your blood even more room to flow and causes a significant drop in your blood pressure. HCT is also listed by the World Health Organization as one of the most essential medications needed for a basic health care system.
As with any other medication, Avalide may cause some unwanted side effects.
Fortunately, most people do not experience any side effects at all when taking this medication, and those that do usually experience mild side effects only. However, if you experience any severe side effect or rare side effect, call your doctor right away.
It is import that you follow your doctor's instructions precisely when taking this medication. Do not take more or less Avalide than you have been prescribed. Typically, you will take one tablet every day. For the best results, take your tablet at the same time of day every day. You can take Avalide without regard to food, but try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach. If you are already taking your medication with food, try adding a glass of milk with your meal. Do not chew, crush, or break apart the tablet because it should be swallowed whole. Do not stop taking this medication, even if you feel better, unless your doctor tells you to. This is because high blood pressure does not usually cause any symptoms. Do not share your medication with anyone else, even if they also have high blood pressure. For more information, call your doctor or read the links below.
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