Aprovel 300Mg Tablets 28S (Pack Size 2 X 14S)
Brand : sanofi-aventis pakistan ltd.
How it works
Irbesartan : Irbesartan is a potent, orally active, selective angiotensin-II receptor (type AT1) antagonist. It is expected to block all actions of angiotensin-II mediated by the AT1 receptor, regardless of the source or route of synthesis of angiotensin-II. The selective antagonism of the angiotensin-II (AT1) receptors results in increases in plasma renin levels and angiotensin-II levels, and a decrease in plasma aldosterone concentration. Serum potassium levels are not significantly affected by irbesartan alone at the recommended doses. Irbesartan does not inhibit ACE (kininase-II), an enzyme which generates angiotensin-II and also degrades bradykinin into inactive metabolites. Irbesartan does not require metabolic activation for its activity.
APROVEL TAB 300 MG 2X14'S
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
Treatment of essential hypertension.
Cardiac disorders: Common: increases in blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine and creatine kinase Uncommon: decreases in serum potassium and sodium .Uncommon: syncope, hypotension, tachycardia, oedema.Nervous system disorders: Common: dizziness Uncommon: orthostatic dizziness Not known: headache . Ear and labyrinth disorders: Not known: tinnitus. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Not known: cough. Gastrointestinal disorders: Common: nausea/vomiting , Uncommon: diarrhoea , Not known: dyspepsia, dysgeusia .
When not to Use
Do not take if: - You are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, - You are breast-feeding or - If you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Adults : Hypertension : Initial & maintenance dose : 150mg once daily . May be increased to 300mg or other antiypertensives agents can be added. In patients receiving haemodialysis, 75-150mg once daily, increased to 300mg once daily if necessary. Children : Not recommended. OR As directed by your physician.
Storage yes or /no
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.
There is an increased risk of severe hypotension and renal insufficiency when patients with bilateral renal artery stenosis or stenosis of the artery to a single functioning kidney are treated with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. While this is not documented with Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide , a similar effect should be anticipated.
There is evidence that the concomitant use of ACE-inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers or aliskiren increases the risk of hypotension, hyperkalaemia and decreased renal function (including acute renal failure). Dual blockade of RAAS through the combined use of ACE-inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers or aliskiren is therefore not recommended.
ACE-inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers should not be used concomitantly in patients with diabetic nephropathy.
As for any patient receiving diuretic therapy, periodic determination of serum electrolytes should be performed at appropriate intervals
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
Irbesartan : Lithium , kaliuretic diuretics, laxatives, amphotericin, carbenoxolone, penicillin G sodium , heparin sodium , digitalis glycosides, antiarrhythmics , selective COX-2 inhibitors, acetylsalicylic acid.
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