Active Ingredient History
Irbesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) used mainly for the treatment of hypertension. It was developed by Sanofi Research (now part of Sanofi-Aventis). It is marketed under the trade names Aprovel, Karvea, and Avapro. AVAPRO is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) indicated for: • Treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions. • Treatment of diabetic nephropathy in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes, an elevated serum creatinine, and proteinuria. Irbesartan is a specific competitive antagonist of AT1 receptors with a much greater affinity (more than 8500-fold) for the AT1 receptor than for the AT2 receptor and no agonist activity. NCATS
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