Mechanism of Action
Irbesartan and all ARB agents are primarily AT1-receptor antagonists—that is, the drug competes with angiotensin II for binding at the AT1-receptor subtype. Irbesartan's inhibition of angiotensin II binding to the AT1 receptor leads to several effects including vasodilation, a reduction in secretion of vasopressin (a hormone involved in water retention), and reduction in production and secretion of aldosterone (a hormone involved in hypertension regulation). The resultant effect is a net decrease in blood pressure.
AVAPRO is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) indicated for:
- Treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions.
- Treatment of diabetic nephropathy in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes, an elevated serum creatinine, and proteinuria
Dr. Reddy's Expertise
Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories is one of the leading Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) suppliers globally. Dr. Reddy's API business is a preferred partner to pharma companies across the US, Europe, Brazil, Latin America, Japan, China, Korea, Middle East and other emerging markets.
Dr. Reddy's API business thrives on the deep technical strengths established over the last 30+ years in the development and manufacture of complex APIs such as steroids, peptides, complex long chain molecules and highly potent APIs (HPAPIs / oncology drugs). This expertise is complemented by our prowess in intellectual property and regulatory affairs which helps us consistently meet and exceed regulatory standards. Dr. Reddy's Irbesartan API is the outcome of the extensive expertise in R&D, IP, and Regulatory.
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