Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Drug Information
Available by prescription only, irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Avalide®) is a medication approved for treating hypertension (high blood pressure) in adults. If your healthcare provider has recommended treatment with irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide, make sure you go over the drug's safety information first.
Although most people do not have any problems while taking this medicine, it is not suitable for everyone. For instance, you may not be able to use it safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease. Also, make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are currently taking any other drugs (this includes nonprescription products).
Irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide comes in the form of tablets and is typically taken once a day. Most people tolerate this medicine well. When side effects do occur, they are generally mild and are easily treated. Some of the commonly reported side effects include:
(Click Irbesartan/HCTZ for more information on this drug. This article also covers how the medication works, lists other side effects, and offers some general safety precautions to be aware of.)