I was taking atacand which is in the same class as avapro I was started off at 8 mg then increased to 16 mg. I asked the Doctor if she could prescribe a 32 mg so I could cut it in 2 so I could save some money because it is so expensive. My pill had a cut in the middle so I could cut it in half. Yesterday my Doctor put me back on this medication, it has been very effective for me in the past. I don't see anything wrong with starting with a lower dose, but I would get approval from your Doctor.
I did take the 150 mg this morning at 8:30...As of this hour 3:00 I just don't feel right...(Not like I need the er or anything like that)...Out of it, clammy, just strange...Its my 1st time taking any kind of BP pills.
I will take it again tomorrow but cut it in half until I can speak to her on Monday....HOpefully its safe to do...
My dr put me on 300 mg avapro after being on diovan for many years. This drug is extremely effective and has helped my hbp a great deal (plus my anxiety). I had some of the side effects you mention in your post. It's very important that you drink plenty of water with this drug. I felt much better after hydrating. I've been on it for almost a year and don't even realize I'm on a hbp drug.
Well I am not taking another one of those pills...Around 5:00pm I started to itch so bad I wanted to die and also I wanted to throw up (But did not)...So I will wait and call her I just found the card I think its today she is back....Plus I got so HOT like my body was on fire...Today I still feel OUT OF IT....COuld all this be from one pill???
Got ahold of her this morning..She said DON'T take another one...I told her my headach is so bad I want to scream and I still have it and I still feel like pure crap from just ONE pill.
She is going to switch me to Diavan, no idea about that one....Are they all the same??? I'm scared to take another BP Pill...But like she said we have to find something as I have protein in my urine and they feel its from the BP...
Both are similar they are Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers. Hopefully you will have better luck with this one. I have started back on Atacand it seems to be controlling my blood pressure which has been very eratic. Let me know how this one works out for you. Good luck.
I have heard that some work better than others, maybe they are manufactured differently. I have been using atacand for the past 4 years, I have heard it has very few side effects. I would give Diovan a try it might work for you.