Also known as Avapro, BMS 186295, Irbesartan

A nonpeptide angiotensin II antagonist with antihypertensive activity. Irbesartan selectively and competitively blocks the binding of angiotensin II to the angiotensin I receptor. Angiotensin II stimulates aldosterone synthesis and secretion by adrenal cortex, which decreases the excretion of sodium and increases the excretion of potassium. Angiotensin II also acts as a vasoconstrictor in vascular smooth muscle. (NCI05)

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Can I take Irbesartan while breastfeeding?

Because no information is available on the use of irbesartan during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Drug levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in breastfed infants

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible effects on lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate drugs to consider

Benazepril, Captopril, Enalapril, Quinapril

References

Last Revision Date

20150310

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Source: LactMed – National Library of Medicine (NLM)

3D Model of the Irbesartan molecule

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