Irbesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker that works by relaxing tension in the blood vessels. It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and also as a remedy to kidney problems brought on by diabetes (diabetic nephropathy). As with all drugs, before taking this medication, you should make your doctor aware of any medications you may be taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as supplements and herbal remedies. You should also let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and if you have any allergies to drugs or foods.This drug is often prescribed in combination with a change in diet or exercise regime. You should be certain to make these changes as your doctor instructs. Irbesartan is a drug used in the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure. It can also be used to treat kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Irbesartan may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber. Irbesartan is used because it belongs to the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) class of medicines. Angiotensin is an intermediary that is responsible for blood pressure-raising effects. By blocking angiotensin receptors, its activation is impeded. Irbesartan is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include diarrhea, heartburn, upset stomach, and fatigue. Patients may also experience more severe side effects such as swelling, weight gain, and confusion.
Drug Name: Irbesartan