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Brand name: Avapro

Avapro is a brand of tablets containing irbesartan. It is available only with a doctor’s prescription.

Avapro has two uses. It can be used to lower high blood pressure or to treat kidney disease in people with high blood pressure and diabetes.

Avapro works by blocking a substance in your body called angiotensin II, which causes your blood vessels to tighten. By doing so, Avapro relaxes your blood vessels, which helps to lower your blood pressure. Avapro also slows down worsening of kidney disease in people who have high blood pressure and diabetes.

Avapro is usually swallowed whole with a full glass of water.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: irbesartan

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Avapro 150 mg film-coated tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

AVAPRO is indicated for the treatment of hypertension and for delaying the progression of renal disease in hypertensive type II diabetics with persistent micro-albuminuria (equal to or greater than 30 mg per 24 hours) or urinary protein in excess of 900 mg per 24 horus.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, biconvex, film-coated oval tablet with a heart shape debossed on one side and '2872' on the other

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
14: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
28: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
3: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
56: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
98: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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