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Posted by Aileen on July 29, 2000 at 21:19:11:

In Reply to: Avapro posted by Nancy on July 28, 2000 at 09:53:57:

: 1st time on board and 1st time on h/b press. medicine named avapro (atacand, cozaar,diovan). I understand these are new meds. Anyone on them and can give some information. Afraid to take Avapro since it is new.

I'm on Avapro, its a new class of drugs - been on it for two months so far after an unsatisfactory trial with Norvasc. All the research I've done shows it to be safe and with few side effects - try a site like
http://www.rxlist.com/ for further info. It gives all the pharmacological stuff, side effects etc.

I'm going Ok on it so far but am only on 75mg a day at the moment. My dose will be upped shortly but since I've had the flu and been on decongestants meds the doc won't up it yet as she can't get a true reading while I'm on them.

I have to take something like these meds as I'm a runner and can't take anything that affects my heart rate.

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