The People's Medicine Community ®


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 of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and to reduce death for ...

Read more Diovan Details
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:

Recent Diovan Forums: RSS Feed

my Dr stopped the Amliodipine and Diovan, a few years ago
Post a Reply
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
Updated 1 minute ago.
Diovan 160 Mg Vs Losartan 100 25
8 Replies RSS
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.
valsart hctz availability
1 Reply RSS
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with the Sandoz which I've been told is a generic to Diovan and Sandoz company is the generic company of Novartis who originally made Diovan brand.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...
Updated 1 month ago.
Co-diovan side effect?
1 Reply RSS
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...
Updated 2 months ago.
can you take Esculturex with Diovan
2 Replies RSS
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...
Updated 2 months ago.
nvr on one side an xo on other side peach. coloured pill
1 Reply RSS
Smal oval pill peach coloured with n v r on one side and xo on the other side,what pill is it ## Diovan 180 mg. Are the same # s u describe for blood pressure pill I take but ck further
Updated 5 months ago.
expiration date diovan hct
2 Replies RSS
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? ## I have sample Diovan 160mg from Doctor I just found, sealed from 2009. Is it still safe to take now in 2014?
Updated 6 months ago.
small pinkish pill with d o on one side and n v r on the other
1 Reply RSS
I'm trying to identify 2 small pinkish pills with a D O on one side and NVR on the other. Does anyone know what they are? ## It could be Diovan. It depends on the shape of the pill.
Updated 6 months ago.
Diovan expired 5 months ago
2 Replies RSS
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 9 months ago.
i am allergic to sulfa drugs can I take hydrochlorothiazide
1 Reply RSS
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 1 year ago.

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.

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

Possibly related Diovan Topics:

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 ...  8
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 gon...  4
Diovan Bystolic Augmentin Fluimucil is it safe to take diovan, bystolic, augmentin, fluimucil together? ## My best response to your question is always discu...  3
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
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
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...  1
Diovan And Triamterene/hctz Is it safe to take Diovan and Triamterene/hctz together? I just failed a flight physical partly because the ME said thes...  1
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