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Have nasal congestion with thick yellow mucus. Taking Avapro/HCT for BP. Related?

I have been on daily Avapro/HCT 300/12.5 for about 10 years and have my B.P. under control. For about 4 years, I have had a daily problem of nasal congestion with with thick yellowish mucous in the back of my nose and throat . I have seen my GP about this several times, but nothing seems to work. Could it be the Avapro/HCT causing this and what could I do about it. Thank you
Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Like all medicines Avapro/HCT also have side effects. relating to you Avapro (Irbesartan) it may cause Cough , pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinus abnormality but this very rare. HCT don't cause upper respiratory problems.
Nasal congestion with thick yellowish mucous in the back of throat could be due to following reasons:
2. Nasal Polyps
3. Hay fever
4. Sinusitis
5. Bronchitis
6. Asthma
7. Secretions in throat getting recurrently infected

You can consult ENT specialist and get yourself examined

I hope this will help

Best wishes
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gopal Krishnam Raju's  Response
irbesartan sfx
Influenza (3%); chest pain (2%); angioedema involving swelling of face, lips, pharynx, and/or tongue
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