What is IRBECOR (Irbesartan) used for?
IRBECOR (Irbesartan) is an oral angiotensin II receptor agonist used to treat patients suffering from hypertension. The medication operates by preventing the blood vessels in the body from narrowing to allow easier blood flow and increasing circulation. This can prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as headaches, faintness, blurry vision, or tinnitus. This action may also make the medication useful for treating kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use IRBECOR (Irbesartan)?
Always follow the instructions provided by your physician while using IRBECOR (Irbesartan) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one tablet to be taken each day, although your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. They may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have while using this medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of IRBECOR (Irbesartan)?
IRBECOR (Irbesartan) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are faintness, confusion, nausea, unusual swelling, weight gain, or urinary retention. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms as these may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
IRBECOR (Irbesartan) should not be administered to patients who are breastfeeding, in the second or third trimesters of pregnancy, lactose intolerant, or who are under the age of eighteen. Also inform your physician if you have severe heart failure, heart valve disease, heart disease, renal artery stenosis, low fluid or sodium volume, reduced kidney function, or who are undergoing dialysis for kidney failure. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using IRBECOR (Irbesartan). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.