Irovel H - 150 / 12.50 mg  (Avalide)
US Brand Name Avalide
Strength 150/12.50mg
Generic Name Irbesartan HCTZ
Manufacturer Sun Pharma
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

What is Irvol H


This drug most often called as Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide which is an amalgamation of two active ingredients Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It belongs to the class of angiotensin II receptor antagonist that prevents blood vessels from narrowing which improves blood flow and reduces the blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide present in this drug is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that prevents body from absorbing too much salt which can lead to fluid maintenance. Always remember that high levels of salt can cause high blood pressure. This drug is available under several brand named including Avalide, Irovel H (made by Sun Pharma), and CoAprovel (made by Sanofi).  



Important information about Irovel H


You should not take Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide (Avalide, Irovel H, CoAprovel), if you are allergic to it or if you are unable to urinate. In order to know whether this drug is safe or not, you should inform your doctor in advance about these conditions: heart disease or congestive heart failure, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, lupus, gout, glaucoma diabetes, asthma, or an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.


This drug is a pregnancy category D drug which may cause serious effect during pregnancy. In case you become pregnant during the treatment with this medicine, suspend the ingestion and consult your doctor immediately. Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide can cause harm to an unborn baby when taken in second or third trimester of pregnancy stage. It is not known whether this drug can pass into the breast milk and cause harm to a nursing baby. Use of an effective birth control measure should be required during the treatment with this medicine. Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide may increase potassium levels; hence avoid the consumption of potassium based supplements. In some abnormal cases, it may leads to critical condition like breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, causing in kidney failure. You should take medical attention if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual fatigue, and dark colored urine.



Before taking Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide


Make sure you are well aware about all the precautions mentioned above. Consult your doctor prior taking Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide and clear all the doubts associated with this medicine.



Dosage Information


When it comes to take a dose, you should always prefer your doctor advice. Don’t alter the dosage of your medicine. Refer the medicine leaflet for detailed information. Avoid the use if the prescription period is over. It may take up to 4 weeks of regular ingestion for this drug to regin in your blood pressure. You have to take this medicine for the rest of your life. Store the medicine in cool and dry place.  While taking Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide, watch out for the symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating. These can lead to dehydration which can further lower the blood pressure. Lower blood pressure results in severe fatal conditions. Call your doctor immediately, if you experience these conditions while being treated with Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide.


Note: Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide dosage depends on lots of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition, your doctor may fix the dosage by examining you properly.  Always remember to follow the dosage instruction prescribed by your doctor.   



What if you miss a dose


If you miss a dose of Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide, try to take as soon as you remember. Always take care that you should not take the missed tablet if the next dose time is close.    



What if you overdose


In case of an overdose of Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately. Overdose of this drug may causes nausea, weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, thirst, muscle pain or weakness, or feeling like you might pass out.



Things and activities to avoid


Limit the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine. Make sure to avoid dehydration and overheated conditions. Ask your doctor about the type and amount of fluids you should drink. Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide may increase the potassium level in your body. You should avoid the consumption of potassium supplements or salts which contain potassium during this medical treatment.



Side Effects


Common side effects which may be originated by this drug are dizziness, light headedness, swelling in ankles or feet, or flushing. Take medical aid immediately if these conditions persist or deteriorate. However, if you get any serious side effect such as fast, irregular or rapid heartbeat, or fainting, or any other serious side effect, contact your doctor quickly.



Interaction with other drug


Let your doctor in advance if you are taking other medicines or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially gold injections for arthritis, lithium, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), steroids, cholestyramine, colestipol, insulin, oral diabetes medicines, a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or a diuretic, because these drugs may interact with Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. These are not only the drugs which can interact with Irbesartan, there may be much more. Never start a new medication without your doctor permission.   


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