If you have high blood pressure and are looking into your various different options for medication, you might want to consider reading about Avapro and the numerous possible Avapro side effects. Avapro is a hypertension medicine that is known generically as "Irbesartan." Apart from high blood pressure, Avapro can also be used to treat diabetic individuals that have developed kidney disease. The medicine can be used both alone and also alongside another drug.
- Avapro can bring upon several common side effects that many or most of its users experience, from time to time. These common effects include heartburn, exhaustion, sore throat, runny nose and dizziness. These side effects are usually not cause for alarm and tend to go away. However, if they last longer, it can be a good idea to consult a doctor.
- The medication can also occasionally bring upon some potentially dangerous effects. Severe side effects call for emergency medical care, immediately. These side effects are hoarseness, swelling (the lower legs, face, ankles, feet, hands, eyes, lips, tongue or throat), persistent exhaustion, having a hard time swallowing, breathing problems, urinating with less frequency, the eyes or the skin becoming yellow in color, stomachache, passing out, feeling lightheaded, wheezing, skin rashes and breaking out into hives.
- A small number of Avapro users also can experience less common side effects of the medication, some of them very serious. These possible effects include gout (which is characterized by excessive amounts of uric acid in the body), mood changes (such as depression), heart attack, stroke, angina (severe aching of the chest), muscle breakdown (known as rhabdomyolis) and reduced sex drive.