IRBEK table. 300 mg
IRBEK table. 300 mg
WHAT IRBEK TABLETS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Irbek belongs to the group of medicines known as angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin-II is a substance produced in the body and binds to receptors in blood vessels causing them to tighten. This leads to increased blood pressure. Irbek prevents the binding of angiotensin II to these receptors, water vessels to relax and blood pressure. Irbek slows the decrease of kidney function in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes.
Irbek used to treat high blood pressure and prevention of renal impairment in patients with type 2 diabetes with hypertension and laboratory evidence of impaired renal function.
BEFORE YOU TAKE IRBEK TABLETS?
Do not take Irbek:
If you are allergic to irbesartan or any other ingredients of Irbek
If you are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy
If you are breastfeeding
Take special care with Irbek:
If you get excessive vomiting or diarrhea
If you have kidney problems
If you have heart problems
If you take Irbek of kidney disease due to diabetes. In this case, your doctor may perform regular blood tests, especially for measuring blood potassium levels in case of renal dysfunction
If you are going to have surgery or will be given anesthetics.
Taking Irbek food and drink
Irbek can be taken with or without food. Tablets should be swallowed with water.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Ask your doctor before taking any medicine. Before taking Irbek, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is preferable not to use Irbek during the first trimester of pregnancy. Irbek should not be taken during the second or third trimester of pregnancy or during lactation.
Driving and operating machinery
Irbek not expected to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, occasionally during lechenieot high blood pressure may occur dizziness or faintness. If you experience these, talk to your doctor before coming to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Irbek
Irbek contains lactose monohydrate.
HOW TO TAKE IRBEK 300 mg tablets?
The usual dose is 150 mg once daily. Later, depending on your blood pressure, the dose may be increased to 300 mg once daily.
The maximum effect of lowering blood pressure should be reached 4-6 weeks after beginning treatment.
In patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes recommended maintenance dose of 300 mg once daily for the treatment of associated kidney disease.
In some patients, such as those on dialysis 75 years or older, your doctor may recommend a lower dose, especially when starting treatment.
Irbek is intended for oral administration. Can be taken with or without food. Tablets should be swallowed with water. You should try to take your daily dose at about the same time each day. It is important to continue taking Irbek until your doctor tells you otherwise.
Irbek should not be given to children under 18 years.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Common - dizziness, nausea, fatigue and increased plasma creatine kinase.
In clinical trials, adverse reactions reported in patients with hypertension, type II diabetes and kidney disease are: low blood pressure, dizziness, pain in bones and muscles, and reduction of hemoglobin. Very often reported low levels of potassium in the blood.
Uncommon - fast heart beat, flushing, cough, diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, pain in the chest.
Rare - headache, taste disturbance, ringing in the ears, muscle cramps, pain in joints and muscles, abnormal liver function, increased blood potassium levels, impaired renal function, and inflammation of small blood vessels mainly affecting the skin.
The active substance is irbesartan
The other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, silica colloidal anhydrous, maize starch, povidone and hidroginirano castor oil.