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    Avalide (Irbesartan/HCTZ)

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Avalide150 mg/12.5 mg
    Avalide300 mg/12.5 mg
    Avalide300 mg/25 mg

    Generic Equivalent of Avalide

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Irbesartan/HCTZ150 mg/12.5 mg
    Irbesartan/HCTZ300 mg/12.5 mg
    Irbesartan/HCTZ300 mg/25 mg


    How and Where to Buy Avalide Online?


    You can buy Avalide and other blood pressure medications online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.

    Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Avalide?


    Avalide comes from Australia also called Avapro HCT manufactured by Sanofi Aventis and from Turkey also called Karvezide manufactured by Sanofi Aventis. The generic equivalent of Avalide is irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide comes from Canada also called Sandoz Irbesartan manufactured by Sandoz. We may sometimes carry the generic Avalide also called Irovel-H manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals.

    What Dosages and Forms is Avalide available in?


    Avalide is available as tablets containing irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide 150 mg/12.5 mg, 300 mg/12.5 mg and 300 mg/25 mg. The generic equivalent of Avalide is also available in the same dosage forms.

    What is Avalide used for?


    Avalide is used to treat high blood pressure. It is a combination of 2 drugs, irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Irbesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) which lowers the blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic or water pill that increases urination which helps to lower blood pressure. Avalide does not cure high blood pressure. It only helps to control it. Hence, it is important to continue taking the medication regularly even if you feel fine. Take Avalide every day exactly as prescribed. It is recommended to take your dose at about the same time every day. Avalide can be taken with or without food but it should be taken the same way each day. If Avalide causes upset stomach, take it with food or milk.

    What Are The Possible Side Effects of Avalide?


    Some of the common side effects of Avalide include back pain, or leg pain, muscle cramps, spasms and pain, weakness, restlessness, dizziness, pins and needles in your fingers, headache, and fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, upset stomach, enlargement of the glands in your mouth, bleeding under the skin, rash, red patches on the skin, drowsiness, insomnia, reduced libido and abnormal blood test results. Some of the serious side effects of this medication include low blood pressure leading to dizziness, fainting, edema, increased heartbeats, decreased or increased levels of potassium in the blood, allergic reactions, kidney problems, liver disorder, increased blood sugar, decreased white blood cells and platelet count, eye disorders such as glaucoma, blurred vision, anemia, inflammation of pancreas. These are not all the possible side effects of Avalide. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional immediately.

    Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Avalide?


    Avalide may cause dizziness, light-headedness or fainting. Do not drive or operate machinery in case you feel any of these side effects.
    You may become sensitive to the sun while taking Avalide. Exposure to sunlight should be minimized until you know how you respond.

    Do not take Avalide if you:

    • Are allergic to irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide or any other ingredients in the medication

    • Are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs

    • Have experienced an allergic reaction to any ARB

    • Have difficulty urinating or produce no urine

    • Have diabetes or kidney disease and are already taking a blood pressure-lowering medicine that contains aliskiren such as Rasilez or an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor

    • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Taking this medication during pregnancy can cause injury and even death to your baby

    • Are breastfeeding. Avalide passes into breast milk

    • Have hereditary diseases such as galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, glucose-galactose malabsorption
    Avalide is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.


    Before taking Avalide, inform your doctor if you:

    • Are allergic to any drug used to lower blood pressure, including angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or penicillin

    • Have narrowing of an artery or a heart valve

    • Have had a heart attack or stroke

    • Have heart failure

    • Have diabetes, liver or kidney disease

    • Have gout, or lupus erythematosus

    • Have psoriasis or a history of psoriasis

    • Are on dialysis

    • Are dehydrated or suffer from excessive vomiting, diarrhea or sweating

    • Are taking a salt substitute that contains potassium, potassium supplements, or a potassium-sparing diuretic (a specific kind of “water pill” that makes your body keep potassium)

    • Are on a low-salt diet

    • Are taking a medicine that contains aliskiren, such as Rasilez, used to lower high blood pressure

    • Are taking an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

    • Are less than 18 years old

    Drug interactions


    It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Some medications that can interact with Avalide include:

    • Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) used to treat West Syndrome

    • Alcohol, barbiturates (sleeping pills), or narcotics (strong pain medications)

    • Amphotericin B, an antifungal drug

    • Anticancer drugs, including cyclophosphamide and methotrexate

    • Antidepressants, including citalopram, escitalopram, and sertraline

    • Antidiabetic drugs, including insulin and oral medicines

    • Beta-blockers (medications for heart disease)

    • Bile acid resins used to lower cholesterol

    • Blood pressure-lowering drugs, including diuretics, aliskiren-containing products, or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

    • Calcium or vitamin D supplements

    • Corticosteroids used to treat joint pain and swelling

    • Digoxin, a heart medication

    • Drugs that slow down or speed up bowel function, including atropine, metoclopramide, and domperidone

    • Drugs used to treat epilepsy, including carbamazepine and topiramate

    • Gout medications, including allopurinol and probenecid

    • Hyperglycemic agent, such as diazoxide

    • Lithium used to treat bipolar disease

    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), used to reduce pain and swelling

    • Potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements or potassium-containing salt substitutes

    • Pressor amines such as norepinephrine

    • Skeletal muscle relaxants used to relieve muscle spasms, including tubocurare

    • Warfarin

    Avalide Storage and Safety Information


    Avalide should be stored at controlled room temperature between 15°C and 30°C. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

    Prescriptions dispensed from Canada are dispensed by: Candrug Pharmacy, ID#18985 604-543-8711. Pharmacy Manager: Sanaa Abdelati. Pharmacy Address: Unit #202A, 8322-130th Street, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada V3W 8J9.
    This pharmacy is duly licensed in the province of British Columbia, Canada by the College of Pharmacists of BC. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the college at: 200-1765 West 8th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6 Canada.
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