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