Avapro is prescribed to treat high blood pressure. Avapro also slows down the progression of kidney disease in diabetic patients.
Avapro is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Heart failure;
- Kidney or liver disease;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Avapro, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
Do not take Avapro with any of the following drugs:
- Diuretics, especially triamterene, spironolactone, or amiloride;
- Potassium salts or potassium supplements;
Avapro side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Confusion, dizziness, light headedness or fainting spells;
- Decreased amount of urine passed;
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat;
- Fast or irregular heart beat or palpitations;
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hands, or feet;
- Unusual rash or hives;
- Decreased sexual function;
- Fatigue or tiredness;
High Blood Pressure
The recommended starting dose of Avapro is 150 mg once a day. If your blood pressure remains elevated, your dose will be gradually increased to 300 mg once a day.
If you are being treated with hemodialysis or high doses of diuretics, you'll be started at a lower dose of 75 mg once a day.
Kidney Damage from Type 2 Diabetes
The usual dose is 300 mg once a day.
For children under 6, safety and effectiveness have not been established. For children 6 to 12 years old, the typical starting dose is 75 mg once a day. If blood pressure is still too high, the dose may be increased to 150 mg once a day. Children 13 to 16 years old are usually given the adult dosage.