Always take this medicine exactly as the doctor has instructed. Check with the doctor or pharmacist if not sure.
Method of administration: Irbegen is for oral use. Swallow the tablets with a sufficient amount of fluid (e.g. one glass of water).
Irbegen can be taken with or without food. Try to take daily dose at about the same time each day. It is important that the patient continues to take Irbegen until the doctor tells otherwise.
Patients with high blood pressure: The usual dose is 150 mg once a day. The dose may later be increased to 300 mg once daily depending on blood pressure response.
Patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes with kidney disease: In patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, 300 mg once daily is the preferred maintenance dose for the treatment of associated kidney disease.
The doctor may advise a lower dose, especially when starting treatment in certain patients such as those on haemodialysis, or those over the age of 75 years.
The maximal blood pressure lowering effect should be reached 4-6 weeks after beginning treatment.
Use in children and adolescents: Irbegen should not be given to children under 18 years of age. If a child swallows some tablets, contact the doctor immediately.
If the patient forgets to take Irbegen: If a daily dose is accidentally missed, just take the next dose as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
For any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask the doctor or pharmacist.