A 77-year-old female asked:
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Am using Tenormin and Diovan (valsartan) can I replace these with generic atenolol and valasartan ?

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Dr. Jason Cogdill
16 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Talk to your doctor: There is always an exception to the rule, but nearly everyone does fine with generic versions of brand name medications. Talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist about making the change. Good luck.
Answered on Feb 12, 2013

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