What is Irovel (Irbesartan) used for?
Irovel (Irbesartan) contains the ingredient Irbersartan, and Irovel H (Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide) contains both Irbersartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Irberstan helps to widen the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more easily, which treats high blood pressure.
Irovel H contains Irbersatan, so it is effective in treating high blood pressure, and also contains Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic (water pill), which can help to treat fluid retention, by making the body to produce more urine.
How should I use Irovel (Irbesartan)?
The dosage for Irovel (Irbesartan) and Irovel H can vary, for each individual patient. When prescribing this medication to you, your physician will inform you of the correct dosage required. If you are taking Irovel H, you should be aware that patients are normally advised to avoid taking this drug before bedtime, as this drug increases urination and may disturb sleep. Discuss the best time to take it with your physician.
What are the side effects of Irovel (Irbesartan)?
Some side effects of Irovel (Irbesartan) and Irovel H include:
Eye pain or vision problems may occur, as well as other side effects. If this occurs, tell your physician at once.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Irovel (Irbesartan). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.