Avalide Warnings and Precautions
If your healthcare provider prescribes Avalide, it is important to review the safety precautions associated with this drug, including warnings of potential drug interactions and why this medication may not be suitable for some people. For example, you may not be able to safely take Avalide if you have certain health conditions, such as problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Avalide® (irbesartan/HCTZ) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- A history of electrolyte problems, such as high or low blood sodium or potassium levels
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Increased activity of the parathyroid gland
- Problems producing urine
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.