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

Diovan Overview

Valsartan (trade name 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. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Contraindications 3 Side effects 4 Interactions 5 Mechanism of action 6 Economics 7 Research 8 See also 9 References 10 External links Medical uses Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and to reduce death for peo...

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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: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsartan

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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? ## Hi, Im 6 mos preg...
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Diovan 160 Mg Vs Losartan 100 25
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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...
Updated 2 months ago.
Valsrat prescription
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Dear reader, My cardiologist gave me Diovan 60. That has been around now for some time. These pills are packaged in 14 pills per strip. Now this pill changed to Valstartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 125/75 mg, and these pills are packaged in strips of 10 pills. Do you know where I can still get these 14 day strips? I have a prescription from my cardiologist available. Thanks for your reply. Henno R., Netherlands {edited for privacy}
Updated 4 months ago.
one side p23 and the other lu white oval pill
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Lupin manufactures in China! Did not work for me either since I dropped Diovan, made in US. ## They are made in India.
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how long is the medication good after date of expiration
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Diovan only 2 months after expiration date. Is it safe to take? Next appointment with doctor is for next month. Please let me know, I will appreciate it. ## Hello, Gloria! How are you? This medication doesn't get dangerous, once it's expired, but it does start to lose effectiveness and may not work as well as it did, when it was new. It would be best to just obtain a new supply, unless your doctor okays you taking the expired one. However, this isn't a medication that requires a doctor's appointment, so if you call, they should be able to phone or fax a prescription for you to your pharmacy to get you through, until your appointment. The FDA classifies this medication as being an ARB that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. ...
Updated 5 months ago.
Diovan and Benicar
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I have been taking Benicar 20mg for high blood pressure and it was working in combination with two other meds. My drug plan had my doctor change it to Diovan 160mg. Does the Diovan need to be such a large dose compared to the Benicar? Both are angiotensin II receptor meds so do they work the same way? ## Hi Forrest, Even though both of these medications are angiotensin II receptor antagonists and both work by blocking the binding of angiotensin II to the AT1 receptor in many tissues, they still have completely different chemical structures by which the drugs themselves are synthetically constructed. It's really just this factor along with any other inactive ingredients (binders and fillers) that are put in each tablet, which can determine how each drug is metabolized by your body. I...
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my Dr stopped the Amliodipine and Diovan, a few years ago
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and gave me Exforge HTC 10mg/160mg/12.5mg ,after a few years my heart works too hard ,another cardiologue gave me now Meto Zerok 50 from Sandoz to take with the Exforge... answer me fast all the clinics are close for Christmas thank ,is it possible that the Meto will make my heart go to slow? thanks a lot ## Hello, Monique! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. Metoprolol is a beta blocker that is listed by the FDA as most commonly being used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Yes, there is a risk of that, but not a very high one. If your heart is working to hard, you should take this, as prescribed by the doctor, because letting th...
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valsart hctz availability
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I took Diovan brand 320-12.5mg for a very long time. The generic became available. I have a history of reacting to drugs and wanted to stay with the Sandoz which I've been told is a generic to Diovan and Sandoz company is the generic company of Novartis who originally made Diovan brand. By hopping from one drug store to another I found Valsartan Hydrochlorathiazide tablets 320-12.5 mg marked identical to the brand drug with the HIL and NVR on the pink oval pill. I paid generic price. Soon pharmacy ran out and told me they would not be getting anymore Sandoz Valsartan HCTZ 320-12.5mg. I was told to go to other pharmacies and maybe they would have some on their shelf. I did, I even went out of state and was able to buy 90 days but was told that's it, no more will be available. The...
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Co-diovan side effect?
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I've been taking 80mg/12.5 for some months now; bp when measured with two different monitors (upper arm and wrist) has averaged 106-110/61-63, with diastolic figures at times lower than 60, heart rate 55-70. Readings are elevated at the doctors clinic ~ 130-140/75-80. Main problem is regular tension like headache, with similar burning sensation feeling occasionally behind the ears / neck region. CT scan results okay. Electrolytes figures, kidney & liver function tests, and sugar level tests results also okay. I'm strongly convinced that the co-diovan medication is responsible for the headaches / burning sensation feeling described early. My doctors are still observing and this has affected quality of life for me. Is anyone with a similar experience and how can this be addres...
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can you take Esculturex with Diovan
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can you take Esculturex with Diovan 160/25 mg ## Esculturex is listed as containing Sibutramine, a drug that was used to aid in weight loss, until it was banned from the market in 2010, due to the increased risk it caused of adverse cardiovascular events. Learn more Sibutramine details here. That said, it you are taking the Diovan HCT for high blood pressure or a cardiac condition, then no, it isn't safe to take the Esculturex, or any other stimulant type of weight/appetite control drug. Learn more Valsartan details here. Learn more Hydrochlorothiazide details here. Stimulant medications, such as the Esculturex can cause elevation of your blood pressure and heart rate, which can be dangerous for cardiac and hypertension patients. Is there anything else I can help with? ## With thyro...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

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

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