Diovan

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Diovan Overview

Valsartan (trade name Diovan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (commonly called an ARB, or angiotensin receptor blocker), that is selective for the type I (AT1) angiotensin receptor. Valsartan is mainly used for treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and to increase the chances of living longer after a heart attack. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Contraindications 3 Side effects 3.1 Heart failure 3.2 Hypertension 4 Interactions 5 Mechanism of action 6 Economi...

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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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Diovan And Triamterene/hctz
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Is it safe to take Diovan and Triamterene/hctz together? I just failed a flight physical partly because the ME said these two drugs shouldn't be taken together!! I've been taking them together for about two years as prescribed by my PCP. Really want to get completely off meds but presume I'll need to go slowly. Any advise? Thanks ## It isn't that they shouldn't be taken together, but they can cause some problems, so your doctor must carefully consider the dosage and should be monitoring you regularly. Now, this information is only relevant to the medicine in general. When it comes to specific criteria, such as that related to a flight physical, it may be a prohibited combination, due to the problems that can be caused by using them together. The first is due the risk...
Updated 28 days ago.
 
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 1 month ago.
 
does diovan 400 mg help reduce microalbumin?
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Hi. I am a 55 year old white male who has high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and a high level of microalbumin. My physician has advised me to take diovan 400 to treat the microalbumin case. I need to know your opinion please, many thanks. ## Hello, Assad! How are you? Yes, as reported by the NIH, it has been shown to help lower it in those who suffer from type 2 diabetes. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Sidemedication
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Im on co-diovan 160 and bilocor 5mg twice a day + trepelene 25mg. My docter prescribed demetrin 10mg twice a day. I want to know if it is safe to use all these medications together. ## I haven't found any interaction information on Demetrin (Prazepam), but as far as the others go, there are potentially unsafe interactions found between all of your medications. Quoted below are the precautions you should be aware of: The following applies to: Trepiline (amitriptyline) and Co-diovan (valsartan + hydrochlorothiazide)… "Hydrochlorothiazide and amitriptyline may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. These side effects are most likely to be seen ...
Updated 7 months ago.
 
Inconsistent High Blood Pressure Medication
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I used to have medical aid and was prescribed Co-Diovan 80 plus Twynsta 40mg. But then I got retrenched and had to receive other medication since the State does not keep these kind of medication. The State gives medication free of charge. I was prescribed a list of medication back since none were effective - my BP remained high. Most recently I got Atenolol 50mg plus Perindopril 4 plus Adco-Retic 2.5mg for water retention. My blood pressure remained non-consistent so I decided to rather go back to the Co-Diovan/Twynsta combination again. I must say that these medications are really expensive but since it is my health, I purchased them out of my own pocket. I have been using the Co-Diovan combination for the past 3 days but have noticed that my blood pressure ranges between 167/93 to 149...
Updated 9 months ago.
 
calvit,sangobion,locartan
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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...
Updated 1 year 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 1 year 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.
Updated 1 year ago.
 
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 1 year 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...
Updated 1 year ago.
 

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.

NDC Database Records for Diovan: (30 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0358 Diovan 80 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0359 Diovan 160 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0360 Diovan 320 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0423 Diovan 40 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 21695-917 Diovan 80 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-918 Diovan 160 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-919 Diovan 320 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 35356-101 Diovan 320 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49349-104 Diovan 80 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-569 Diovan 160 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-543 Diovan 40 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-877 Diovan 160 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-878 Diovan 80 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54569-5666 Diovan 320 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 54868-4645 Diovan 160 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4652 Diovan 80 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5082 Diovan 320 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5977 Diovan 40 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-3425 Diovan 80 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-9657 Diovan 160 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 10 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Valsartan or a similar ingredient: (13 results)


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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 ... 14 replies
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Diovan and Benicar I have been taking Benicar 20mg for high blood pressure and it was working in combination with two other meds. My drug p... 2 replies
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 ... 2 replies
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 expire... 2 replies
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 replies
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 reply
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 reply