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When can I stop taking Avalide?

Don't stop taking Avalide (irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide) without your doctor's approval. Blood pressure medications bring high blood pressure down but do not correct its underlying cause, so many people stay on these drugs indefinitely. However, you may be able to switch to a different drug if Avalide causes bothersome side effects. What's more, if you make lifestyle changes, such as exercising more or changing your diet, you may be able to work with your doctor to lower your dose or even go off medication.

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