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Irbest is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), prescribed for high blood pressure either alone or combined with other medications. It is also used to treat kidney disorders in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control blood sugar). Irbest relaxes blood vessels and helps to lower blood pressure.  

Drug information on Irbest (Irbesartan) from Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.


Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Generic : Irbesartan
10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Irbest may be prescribed

Side effects of Irbest

  Heart: Chest pain, fast heart beat and edema.

  Central Nervous System: Headache, anxiety/nervousness and dizziness.

  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, stomach upset, heartburn, abdominal pain and nausea/vomiting.

  Respiratory: Upper respiratory tract infection, influenza, runny nose and sinus abnormality.

  Miscellaneous: Musculoskeletal pain/trauma, fatigue, urinary tract infection and rash.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Oral- Hypertension- Adult: 150 mg once daily, increased to 300 mg once daily if necessary. For patients with intravascular volume depletion: Initially, 75 mg once daily.
Child: 6-16 yr: 75 mg once daily increased to 150 mg if necessary.
Elderly: >75 yr: Initially 75 mg once daily.
Renal impairment: Haemodialysis: Initially, 75 mg once daily.
Oral- Diabetic nephropathy in Type 2 diabetes mellitus- Adult: 150 mg once daily, increased to 300 mg once daily if necessary.

How to use Irbest?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food.

When is Irbest not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, pregnancy and lactation.

Warnings and Precautions for Irbest

This medication may not work as well in Black patients. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

• Dehydration, excessive sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea may increase the risk of low blood pressure. Contact your healthcare provider immediately.

• Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment. Be sure to take your medicine even if you don't feel normal.

•Caution needed while using in children, elderly patients.

• Lab tests, including blood pressure, blood electrolyte levels and heart, kidney, or liver function, may be performed while using this medication.

Other Precautions for Irbest

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

Storage Conditions for Irbest

Store at 25°C. Store it in an airtight container and keep away from children.

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