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Diovan

Active Ingredient(s): Valsartan
FDA Approved: December 23, 1996
Pharm Company: NOVARTIS
Category: Blood Pressure

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Diovan Overview

Valsartan (Angiotan or Diovan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (more commonly called an ARB, or angiotensin receptor blocker), with particularly high affinity for the type I (AT1) angiotensin receptor. By blocking the action of angiotensin, valsartan dilates blood vessels and reduces blood pressure.[1] In the U.S., valsartan is indicated for treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure (CHF), or post-myocardial infarction (MI).[2] In 2005, Valsartan was prescribed more ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsartan

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Diovan 160 Mg Vs Losartan 100 25
Are the ingredients in Diovan 160 mg and Losartan 100-25 mg comparable if I run out of one can I switch to other? ## Hi Elaine, As far as comparing these drugs, I think it's not wise to assume that they have similar properties, since everyone can react differently to one or the other, despite having an equivalent dosage. If you're used to taking one or the other and have your doctors permission, I'd say it's fine to switch off between the two. However, at the same time I wouldn't necessarily anticipate having the same relief or results from two entirely different medications. On a side note: Eating whole foods that have little to no sodium and which are high in potassium and magnesium are solid dietary options for lowering blood pressure. These foods primarily includ...
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Diovan expired 5 months ago
I found an unopened bottle of Diovan (90 tabs) in my medicine cabinet. It got pushed back by my more current orders. It expired 5 months ago; are they still good? ## Hello, Ann! How are you? They don't get dangerous once past the expiration, but they do begin to lose effectiveness. Are they in a factory sealed bottle or one from your pharmacy? The factory sealed ones usually have a longer expiration date. ## Thank you Verwon. I was told it is still good until the end of the year so I started taking it right away. At least my 3-month supply won't be wasted.
Updated 4 days ago.
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i am allergic to sulfa drugs can I take hydrochlorothiazide
The doctor wants to change me to Diovan and Hydrochlorothiazide. I am currently on Lisinopril 40mg. I am afraid to change. I am allergic to sulfa drugs. I have had a cold/flu for about 2 months and he thinks Lisinopril may be causing the cough. (this is a new doctor to me). I have been on Lisinopril for 10 years and have had no problems. Not sure what to do. Also Diovan is a tier 4 drug. Lisinopril is a tier 1. ## Hydrochlorothiazide is a sulfonamide, but they don't always cause problems in people with sulfa allergies. Learn more Hydrochlorothiazide details here. I've taken it without a problem, but had a very bad allergic reaction to the antibiotic Bactrim and am listed as being sulfa allergic. However, it is best to proceed with caution. Have you discussed the issue with your ...
Updated 3 months ago.
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diovan htc still sealed and unopened doctor s sample expired last oct 2011 will it be safe to take in
Had not taken BP tablet for a while, then had a test that showed the pressure was high, finds the med. I take has expired but still has a lot, should I just discard them or can it still be safe to use? ## Hello, Bingbing1956! How are you? Medications start to lose effectiveness over time, so it's not going to work as well, since it's been expired for 2 years. Beyond that, you need to see your doctor, get on a good, non-expired medication and stick with it. There is no cure for high blood pressure, it has to be continually controlled and you can't just take a medication until it's at normal levels and then stop, because it will go up, again. The medications also take time to reach their full level of efficacy in the body, so they aren't something you can just take as ...
Updated 4 months ago.
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expiration date diovan hct
diovan hct expired 2007 I ran out of prescription and until I replenish can I take this pill which was a sample from doctor ## No, that is way to old for it to have any efficacy left. Even in the original factory sealed container, they are only good for about 3 to 4 years from the date of production, after that they start to lose efficacy. the best thing to do would be to dispose of them and see your doctor for a new prescription. Learn more Diovan details here. Learn more HCT details here. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 months ago.
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diovan 160 + moxovas 0.3
hi, doc prescribed diovan 160 one in morning. n moxovas 0.3 in noon for bp control.I have creatinine level is 1.62 urea 33. Albumin/Creat ratio is 55 (microalbuminia) & microalbumin is 114 (normal upto 30 mg/lt) as per last report on 04oct13. I had history of hyperkalemia (Blood potassim > 6) in past when Telma R5 was taking twice a day. Have 2 queries. 1) Is Diovan for BP is safe & nephroprotective & not result a high potassim again 2) before this medication was using stamlo beta twice. now doc changed to Diovan is it helps in urine reports. appreciate your reply
Updated 4 months ago.
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VALZAAR - H
HAVE 2 MEDICATION AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT HTEY ARE FOR VALZAAR-H AND STANLIP 160 THANK YOU. ## IS valzaar Hand Diavan the some thing ??? THANKYOU ## Yes, same active ingredient, just sold under different names in different countries. ## i am required to take the drug valzzar h 80 as part of treatment for highper tention ,as i am not aware of its side effect let me know ## I'm taking Diovan 160/25 Is Valzaar-H 160 the same? ## SORRY It was Diovan HCT 160-25. Is this the same as Valzaar-H160? ## Yes, Valzaar-H 160 is the same medicine as Diovan HCT 160, just made by a different manufacturer in a different country. The Valzaar-H works just like Diovan HCT. ## I was prescribed to take Diovan-320 at Dubai and now I am relocated to India. I am unable find the same drug in my city and the ph...
Updated 5 months ago.
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calvit,sangobion,locartan
prescribed in the philippines ## This is a form of a blood pressure medication made in the US called Diovan. It is used to lower high blood pressure. Side effects include dizziness, lightheadness, headache, among others. ## Actually, the name brand in the U.S. for Losartan is Cozaar. Learn more Cozaar details here. It's an ARB that's used to help treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. It and Diovan are in the same drug class, but Diovan actually contains the active ingredient Valsartan. Learn more Diovan details here. As to the Calvit, that's a supplement that contains Calcium Carbonate and Cholecalciferol and the Sangobion is a multivitamin nutritional supplement. Is there anything I can help with? Are there any comments or questions?
Updated 10 months ago.
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corzaar
blood pressure ## I have no comments. How can I make a comment on something I have no information on. ## Is Corzaar, or its generic Losarton, a good replacement for Diovan which has no generic and is extremely expensive? ## Losartan is an ARB that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Learn more Cozaar details here. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. And in regards to Cheryl's question for anyone that wants to know… Since they are in the same medication class, yes you could try the other one and it's worth asking your doctor about. Are there any other questions or comments?
Updated 10 months ago.
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Diovan & diabetes
My mom just started taking diovan for her hp and she has diabetes.Sence she has started taken it her sugar level has gone up to 200. Is there anyone else who is on diovan and has diabetes? Any input would be great!CArrie ## Diovan should not cause your mother's blood sugars to go up. Diovan works to protect her kidneys from renal failure, a common disorder with diabetes when not in tight control. She should be monitoring her blood sugars four times daily if they are high and be careful of what she is eating. ## Yes my Mother takes Diovan and has diabetes, since she started her pressure is really low(confused on that). she's 90 ## Yes, I called the company & they stated it should not affect my blood sugar, however, it was 200+ for the 2 days I took it. My meds have been chang...
Updated 11 months ago.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Valsartan
  • Capsule: 160mg, 80mg
  • Tablet: 160mg, 320mg, 40mg, 80mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

Other drugs which contain Valsartan or a similar ingredient: (9 results)


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diovan hct 320mg/25mg IS THERE A DRUG THAT WILL WORK AS THIS ONE . THAT IS CHEAPER MY WIFE CANNOT TAKE ASPIRIN. THE COST OF DIOVAN HCT 320MG/2...  2
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Diovan 160 Mg I am taking Diovan 160 mg daily for the past 2 years and lately i have been experiencing some sort of vertigo espacially...  1
DIOVAN 320 MG HTC NORVITIS i was prescribed diovan 320 mg htc norvitis and diovan 320 mg valsartan, are these the same drug ## No, they are not rea...  1