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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when irbesartan/HCTZ is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking irbesartan/HCTZ may lower your blood pressure to unsafe levels. If you consume alcohol while taking this medication, watch for symptoms of low blood pressure, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, especially when standing up from a seated position. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience any of these symptoms.
 
Aliskiren
Combining irbesartan/HCTZ with aliskiren may increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, kidney problems (including kidney failure), and dangerously high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). In general, such combinations are usually avoided. If it is necessary to take such medications together, very close monitoring will be required.
 
Aliskiren and irbesartan/HCTZ should never be combined in people with diabetes because they may have a higher risk for these complications. Also, this combination is not recommended for people with moderate-to-severe kidney problems.  
 
ACE Inhibitors
Combining irbesartan/HCTZ with an ACE inhibitor may increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, kidney problems (including kidney failure), and dangerously high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). In general, such combinations are usually avoided. If it is necessary to take such medications together, very close monitoring will be required.
  
Allopurinol
Irbesartan/HCTZ may increase the risk for potentially serious allopurinol side effects. If you take irbesartan/HCTZ and allopurinol, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely for side effects, especially when you first start taking the medication.
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