Avalide (Irbesartan/HCT) Product Information
Avalide is a combination medication used to control high blood pressure. The medication contains both Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Irbesartan helps relax blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide, or HCTZ helps rid your body of excess water and salt.
Avalide is manufactured by a company called Sanofi-Aventis and we offer it in these dosages: 150/12.5 mg, 300/12.5 mg and 300/25 mg. The generic Avalide tablets, sold as Irbesartan/HCTZ are also available in the same strength, but by produced by different manufacturers. The generic of this medication we have available from Canada.
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This medication is available to ship from two dispensing pharmacies, both of which are licensed and certified. One is located in Canada and the other in Mauritius. For deliveries to the United States, an order from Canada would take an estimated 7-10 business days. Orders from Mauritius would take approximately 10-18 business days, once shipped.
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What is Avalide used for?
Avalide is a medicine for managing high blood pressure. It is a combination medicine containing hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan. The former is a water pill (also called thiazide diuretic) and it works to stop the body from taking in a lot of salt.
Absorption of too much salt leads to fluid retention. Irbesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Its role is to stop the blood vessels from becoming narrow and constricting. This helps reduce blood pressure and enhances blood flow.
The usual dose for those having hypertension is 12.5mg of hydrochlorothiazide and 150mg of Irbesartan. The tablet should be taken only one time per day, initially. If your body adjusts itself well to the medicine, you can increase the dose after one to two weeks. So, the add-on therapy should be 12.5mg to 25mg of hydrochlorothiazide and 150mg to 300mg of irbesartan once per day.
The maximum dosage you can take is 25mg of hydrochlorothiazide and 300mg of Irbesartan once a day. You can take Avalide with or without food.
If you have renal impairment, your doctor might still prescribe this medication. However, your creatinine clearance should be >30ml/min. If your renal impairment is severe, another loop diuretic will be prescribed. In a case of hepatic impairment, the normal dosage should be maintained.
If you experience symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting or excessive sweating, call your health care expert. Moreover, inform them about your low blood pressure when taking this medicine. As you can easily have dehydration, be alert to notice signs of low blood pressure or electrolyte imbalance.
Medication Side Effects
The most common side effects include the following:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
Uncommon side effects can include eye ache, jaundice, electrolyte imbalance, strange bruising and little to no urination. If you encounter these, contact your doctor immediately.
Prior to taking Avalide, there are certain precautions you should take. First of all, don’t even start your dose if you can’t urinate properly or have allergy to sulfa drugs. Then, tell your doctor about your health issues such as:
- If you are taking a medicine with aliskiren, such as tekamlo, you should not take Avalide
- Liver disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Seasonal allergies
- High triglyceride levels
- High cholesterol levels
- Potassium levels in your blood are too high or too low in the blood
- Penicillin allergy
If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, don’t take Avalide as it can harm your unborn baby. If you are breastfeeding, don’t take Avalide because hydrochlorothiazide can seep into breast milk and affect the baby.
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.