What should I know when taking Avapro?

While taking the blood pressure medication Avapro (irbesartan), you should be aware of some of the side effects it can cause and how to manage them. Avapro can cause you to feel dizzy or faint if you get up too quickly from lying down or sitting. Get up slowly, and rest your feet on the floor for a few minutes. You also may feel faint if you have diarrhea, are vomiting or sweat a lot. Other common side effects include heartburn and fatigue, but if you develop serious symptoms -- including swelling of your face or other body parts, trouble breathing or swallowing or hoarseness -- get medical help right away.

You will likely take Avapro once a day. It can take two weeks for Avapro to become fully effective, so don't be tempted to stop taking it if you don't feel better right away. Call your doctor or pharmacist about any questions you might have about Avapro while you're taking it.

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