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What Is Irbesartan Used For?

How Does Irbesartan Work?

Irbesartan is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs for short). As the name implies, irbesartan blocks angiotensin II receptors. This decreases the effectiveness of a chemical known as angiotensin II, which normally causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking the effects of angiotensin II, irbesartan causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure.

Is Irbesartan Used for Children?

Irbesartan has not been approved for use in children.

Is Irbesartan Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend irbesartan for treating a condition other than those listed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label irbesartan uses.
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