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Can my child take Avapro?

The blood pressure medication Avapro (irbesartan) has not been studied in children younger than 6. In one study of older kids, ages 6 to 16, a daily dose of the drug did not effectively lower blood pressure. If your child has high blood pressure, his or her doctor will look for better treatment options.

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