What is Irovel (Irbesartan) used for?
Irovel (Irbesartan) is an oral angiotensin II receptor agonist prescribed to treat hypertension or prevent potential kidney damage caused by type 2 diabetes. The medication relaxes blood vessels in the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Irovel (Irbesartan)?
Follow the instructions of your physician while using Irovel (Irbesartan) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is usually taken each day, but your particular directions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not crush or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Irovel (Irbesartan)?
Side effects that may occur while using Irovel (Irbesartan) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, increased thirst, vomiting, urinary retention, unusual swelling, or trouble breathing. Immediately stop using the medication and contact your physician if you experience any unusual symptoms that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct alterations are made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not use Irovel (Irbesartan) if you are in the second or third term of a pregnancy, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or if the patient is a child under the age of eighteen. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have mitral valve stenosis, aortic stenosis, renal artery stenosis, ischemic heart disease, hyertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, low fluid volume in the body, low sodium levels, decreased kidney function, or if you are undergoing dialysis. These conditions may cause problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Irovel (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.