You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Any allergies, including allergies to other angiotensin II receptor blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Avapro and Pregnancy)
- On dialysis
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any salt substitutes containing potassium or potassium supplements without talking to your healthcare provider first.
(Click Avapro Precautions and Warnings to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much Avapro may have overdose symptoms that could include an extremely low blood pressure or increased heart rate.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Avapro Overdose for more information.)
Avapro should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should also be kept in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.