Irbesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which avapro medication blood pressure and improves blood flow. It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications.

Avapro is also used to treat kidney problems caused by type 2 diabetes. Avapro may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Important information Do not use Avapro if you are pregnant. Stop using and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of Avapro. Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking this medicine, unless your doctor has told you to.