Discussing Irbesartan/HCTZ Treatment With Your Healthcare Provider
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk 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
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- 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:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Avalide and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Avalide and Breastfeeding).
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/HCTZThe 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.)