Avapro (irbesartan) for hypertension

    You'll see Avapro (irbesartan) for hypertension...marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi.

    Avapro is an angiotensin II antagonist...similar to Cozaar (losartan) and Diovan (valsartan).

    These drugs work as well as ACE inhibitors to lower blood pressure...but they're better tolerated. Less cough, angioedema, etc.

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