Avalide is what’s known as a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that’s able to help the body prevent from taking in too much salt, which can causes fluid retention. It’s an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. When used it can help to keep blood vessels from narrowing, which in turn is going to lead to lower blood pressure and will help with blood flow problems.
Avalide is also a combination medication. The combination is hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan. When these two treatments are combined their very effective in helping people who suffer from high blood pressure. The treatment can also be used for other purposes that a doctor will decide on. The reason why Avalide works so well is because its designed to help people who have a hard time keeping salt out of their diet.
People who consume high amounts of processed foods tend to take in a lot of salt. On top of this they usually don’t drink enough water in order to help their cause. Add to this bad drinking habits (consuming too much alcohol) and it’s very tough to keep blood pressure low. Avalide is the perfect treatment for people who want to combat blood pressure problems and as a result the consequences that can come as a result. This would include an increased chance for a heart attack, a stroke or kidney problems.
If you decide to use Avalide, then what are some of the common minor side effects you could end up experiencing as a result?
Stomach pain, heartburn
Runny or stuffy nose, sore throat
Avalide isn’t a medication that comes with a high risk of you experiencing any of the side effects mentioned above. In many cases lots of medications will come with the risk of any of the side effects mentioned above. Different people are going to react differently. Some people will experience some of these problems while others won’t. The severity should be minimal though as well as the frequency. All your body needs is a chance to get accustomed to using this drug and then these problems will subside in severity and frequency. Ultimately they will go away. If this doesn’t happen or the conditions become worse, then be sure to speak to a doctor or a pharmacist as soon as you could.
What are some of the more serious possible side effects a person can experience if they use Avalide?
Serious allergic reactions (which would include symptoms such as a hard time breathing, swelling in the face, lips, tongue or throat and hives).
Eye pain, vision problems
Feeling like you might pass out
Chest pain, feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
Swelling, rapid weight gain
Urinating more or less than usual, or not at all
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
Dry mouth, increased thirst
Fast heart rate
In some very rare cases, Avalide can lead to a condition that leads to the breaking down of skeletal muscle tissue, which can cause kidney failure. You must make sure to call a doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms of this:
Weakness especially if you also have fever
Nausea or vomiting
Dark colored urine
Avalide is generally safe as long as it’s used the right way. Side effects you might experience that aren’t mentioned here should be reported to a doctor or pharmacist also.