IRBESARTAN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For High Blood Pressure: “Drug was great at first. Only side effects experienced were dizziness and strange dreams. However, after a few weeks on this I found myself very irritable and having lack of impulse control with what I would say and my eating habits.”

Mara (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2018

For High Blood Pressure: “I started taking Irbesartan after learning of the increased incidence of gastrointestinal problems using Olmesartan. Unfortunately like Losartan, Irbesartan did not control my BP well. It too rose to 220/100 taking 300mg Irbesartan and 0.3mg clonidine and 60mg Imdur daily. I was taking Losartan at maximum dose of 100mg with clonidine, and imdur daily it no longer was controlling my BP. It got up to 200/100…I switched to Olmesartan 40mg daily and within a day my BP dropped to 160/85 next day 140/80 then down to 119/64 and lowered dose to 20mg with 1 clonidine and 1 imdur. I switched to Irbesartan to avoid GI problems. but I guess I’ll have to take my changes with Olmesartan as it seems that’s the only one that works.”

Juliette (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 28, 2018

For High Blood Pressure: “I am so glad I found this site. I have been on irbesartan for several years and have had a dry cough, sweating, tiredness, increased urination, trouble sleeping, sometimes shortness of breath, muscle cramps and general lack of interest in things.After reading these reviews I feel sure that these symptoms must be down to the Irbesartan. My doctor put me on to this drug because strokes are in my family. I’m going to stop taking the tablets whilst monitoring my blood pressure.”

Desperateden (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 24, 2018

For High Blood Pressure: “This medicine has not lowered my blood pressure much in 4 months. I feel weak, tired, very hard to breathe like I have asthma which causes me to panic and get anxiety, and when its cold out I have chest pains walking fast, headaches and some kind of weird swollen feeling in my throat and tonsil area all day that seem to ease up if a take a halls menthol but soon comes back, it also feels like I have angina, and on the days I forget to take my pill I feel wonderful. No side effects I can breathe no swollen feeling nothing I guess its time to look for a different med. Losartan did almost the same thing but not as intense.”

Tfrom808 December 28, 2017

For High Blood Pressure: “The first week I felt weak and had trouble with saying the right words in a sentence. I was dizzy and my tongue felt swollen, my lips felt swollen. I’ve been on this two weeks and now I’m a little dizzy and head feels bigger, and my eyes are not seeing clear as before. And I wish I could sleep all day, as it’s hard to concentrate, and eyes feel half closed.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 28, 2017

For High Blood Pressure: “I stopped taking irbesartan after 6 months due to muscle and joint pain. I stopped the meds 2 weeks ago and the pain is 90% gone. Why is this not listed in the pharmaceutical insert?”

Too Young to feel this awful (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 23, 2017

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