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Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Irbesartan is angiotensin receptor blockers, a medicine used for treating high blood pressure. Irbesartan also helps in protecting the kidneys from damage due to diabetes and treating diabetic nephropathy. Standard dosage of Irbesartan is 1 mg per day to control blood pressure. Consult a doctor to know the right dosage for you.

Side effects of Irbesartan include heartburn, abdominal pain, hyperkalemia, fatigue, dizziness, light headedness, upset stomach and Chills. Seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any allergic reactions like hives, rash, itching, trouble breathing or if you notice any other serious side effects like urinating less than usual, chest pain, feeling like you might pass out, increased thirst or mood swings.

Before taking this medicine let your healthcare provider know if:

  • You are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant
  • Have a history of allergies
  • You are taking any prescription drugs
  • You have any liver disease or dehydration problems
  • You are a breastfeeding mother
  • You have or have had a heart or blood problem
  • You have electrolyte imbalance
  • You are on dialysis
  • Have had angioedema in the past

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Xarb 300mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Xarb 300mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Irbesartan, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Irbesartan as ingredient

This medicine is an oral medication used for treating high blood pressure and kidney damage due to type 2 diabetes (diabetic nephropathy). It belongs to a class of angiotensin II receptor antagonist which works by preventing certain natural substances from tightening the blood vessels thereby resulting in smoother blood flow.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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