What it is

Avapro (irbesartan) belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers. Irbesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

What it treats

Avapro is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications. Avapro is also used to treat kidney problems caused by type 2 diabetes.