Avapro (irbesartan) for hypertension

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

    Avapro is a new angiotensin II antagonist. It's a "me too"...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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