Avapro® (irbesartan), a prescription drug, is used to treat both diabetic nephropathy and high blood pressure. However, it is not a cure for either of these conditions. The medication works by blocking angiotensin II receptors, which causes blood vessels to relax and reduces blood pressure. At this time, it is approved for use in adults only.
Avapro comes in the form of a tablet and is available in a number of strengths, including 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg. It is taken once a day, with or without food.
In clinical studies, some of the most commonly reported side effects of Avapro included:
(To learn more about this medication, click Avapro. This article talks in more detail about the drug's effects within the body and also talks about safety warnings, generic availability, and how your dosage will be determined.)