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Discussing Irbesartan/HCTZ Treatment With Your Healthcare Provider

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking irbesartan/HCTZ if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
  • A history of electrolyte problems, such as high or low blood sodium or potassium levels
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Asthma
  • Increased activity of the parathyroid gland
  • Problems producing urine
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Irbesartan/HCTZ to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Dosing Information for Irbesartan/HCTZ

The dosage of irbesartan/HCTZ your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your blood pressure
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Irbesartan/HCTZ Dosage for more information.)
 
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