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*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Karvea?
Karvea can be used alone or along with other medication to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and prevent heart attacks or strokes. The active ingredient irbesartan is classified as an angiotensin II receptor antagonist type of medication. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances to help relax the blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Some people may also use it to treat kidney diseases caused by type 2 diabetes.
How is Karvea used?
Karvea can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some fluids. The tablets are usually taken once per day unless otherwise directed by a doctor. Dosage and length of treatment will depend on the patient's response to the medication and their condition, contact a doctor for the correct dosage. You may feel better after a few weeks of treatment but do not discontinue the medication without contacting a doctor as there are usually no visible symptoms of high blood pressure. The medication can be used to treat hypertension but cannot be used to cure the condition.
Taking Karvea may lead to unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Mental or mood changes
- Unusual decrease in amount of urine
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- High blood potassium level
Pregnant women should not use the medication as it may cause serious and even potentially fatal harm to the fetus.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Karvea is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.