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Can Irbesartan cause anemia?

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Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017
Question: Can irbesartin cause anemia?

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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HealthcareMagic!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that anemia is not a known adverse effect of irbesartan.

Coming to this point I would recommend performing further tests to investigate for the possible causes underlying anemia:

- complete blood count ( including MCV)
- iron levels for possible deficiency
- kidney and liver function tests
- vitamin B12 levels in case of high MCV
- a urine analysis
- a stool analysis for blood
- PCR and ESR for chronic inflammation.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr.Iliri
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Can Irbesartan cause anemia?

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HealthcareMagic! Regarding your concern, I would explain that anemia is not a known adverse effect of irbesartan. Coming to this point I would recommend performing further tests to investigate for the possible causes underlying anemia: - complete blood count ( including MCV) - iron levels for possible deficiency - kidney and liver function tests - vitamin B12 levels in case of high MCV - a urine analysis - a stool analysis for blood - PCR and ESR for chronic inflammation. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr.Iliri