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No gallbladder. Other causes of RUQ pain? Diagnosed with GERD. On generic Prilosec

No gallbladder. Other causes of RUQ pain? Diagnosed with GERD. On generic Prilosec

Lots of things!: Ulcers can cause RUQ pain, and so can colitis (colon inflammation). Liver issues like hepatitis or cirrhosis can also cause some pain in the right upper quadrant. In addition, sometimes pneumonia or lung issues can, since your lung dips down over the top of your liver. Consider seeing your doctor about the ongoing pain. It may be a simple as changing medications or diet! ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease (gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Probably not: Valsartan, also called Diovan (valsartan) is an "arb" (angiotensin ii receptor antagonist) typically used for the management of hypertension and congestive heart failure. The most common side effects are dizziness and lightheadedness, but not bradycardia. Another cause of bradycardia is more likely. ...Read more

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Does Diovan (valsartan) hct cause your blood sugar to go high?

Does Diovan (valsartan) hct cause your blood sugar to go high?

Siobhan HCT: Generally not to significant degree, however hct or hydrochlorithiazide can result in slight increase in blood sugar. ...Read more

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Is valsartan (generic form of diovan) available?

Not quite yet: The patents for valsartan and valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide are scheduled to expire in september 2012. Some company will certainly release a generic product quickly, but when it happens is up to the market and manufacturer. ...Read more

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Am using Tenormin and Diovan (valsartan) can I replace these with generic atenolol and valasartan?

Am using Tenormin and Diovan (valsartan) can I replace these with generic atenolol and valasartan?

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. ...Read more

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Does taking Diovan (valsartan) hct cause sugar to show up in urine?

Does taking Diovan (valsartan) hct cause sugar to show up in urine?

Should not: Diovan (valsartan) and other arb type meications are not associated with the evlopment of diabetes, which will cause glucose, or sugar, to spill into the urine. See you local md and get this followed up on. ...Read more

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On Diovan (valsartan) 320mg, just gone generic and prices has exploded, any suggestions on a replacement med that's similar. Works fairly well.

On Diovan (valsartan) 320mg, just gone generic and prices has exploded, any suggestions on a replacement med that's similar. Works fairly well.

HTN medications: There are multiplle drugs on the market including the generic for Diovan (valsartan). Is the Diovan (valsartan) generic too expensive as well. There may be a specific reason your doctor has you on Diovan (valsartan) for instance to protect your kidneys with renal disease or with diabetes.You need to consult with your doctor, see which medicine is best for you and your conditions, bring with you a list of meds insurance covers. ...Read more

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Hypo sugar symptoms and when checked between 60-69. Not a problem before. Started 6 month ago when starting valsartan 160mg is this the likely cause?

Hypo sugar symptoms and when checked between 60-69. Not a problem before. Started 6 month ago when starting valsartan 160mg is this the likely cause?

Hypertension: It's possible that you have orthostasis that can mimic hypoglycemic symptoms:have the original indication reviewed ...Read more

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Which specific birth defects can be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

Which specific birth defects can be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

From Package insert: Use of drugs that act on the renin-angiotensin system during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy reduces fetal renal function and increases fetal and neonatal morbidity and death. Resulting oligohydramnios can be associated with fetal lung hypoplasia and skeletal deformations. Potential neonatal adverse effects include skull hypoplasia, anuria, hypotension, renal failure, and death. ...Read more

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What specific birth defects could be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

What specific birth defects could be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

Renal failure.: Oligohydramnios, due to decreased fetal renal function, may lead to fetal lung hypoplasia and skeletal malformations. Use is associated with anuria, hypotension, renal failure, skull hypoplasia, and death in the fetus/neonate. The exposed fetus should be monitored for fetal growth, amniotic fluid volume, and organ formation. Infants exposed should be checked for hyperkalemia, hypotension, oliguria. ...Read more

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I've had sudden dizziness and feeling of fainting when standing lately. I take metoprolol and Diovan (valsartan). What could cause this? I'm over weight by +60.

I've had sudden dizziness and feeling of fainting when standing lately. I take metoprolol and Diovan (valsartan). What could cause this? I'm over weight by +60.

Check your: Heart rate and blood pressure when you go from sitting to standing., You may be experiencing a fall in BP and the metoprolol is not allowing your heart rate to increase as you change position, Talk w/your doctor about adjusting your medication. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on switching from Diovan (valsartan) 320 mgs to generic Valsartan 320 mgs? He had been on Diovan (valsartan) brand for many years, however, now more $

Same drug: Valsartan is generic Diovan (valsartan). Assuming the generic comes from a reputable pharmaceutical company, there should be no problem in switching. ...Read more

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Does norvasc, Diovan (valsartan) and/or allopurinol cause urinary problems?

Does norvasc, Diovan (valsartan) and/or allopurinol cause urinary problems?

No: No, they are perfectly safe drugs in a normal individual with hypertension and gout. However the renal function needs to be monitored every 3-6 months in someone who takes Diovan (valsartan) or allopurinol. ...Read more

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Does Diovan (valsartan) hct cause erectile dysfunction? I have been on Diovan (valsartan) hct for over a year. Prior to that I had no problems with erections but over the past twelve months, it has become a problem. I am also taking plavix for a small an

Does Diovan (valsartan) hct cause erectile dysfunction? I have been on Diovan (valsartan) hct for over a year. Prior to that I had no problems with erections but over the past twelve months, it has become a problem. I am also taking plavix for a small an

Diovan (valsartan): Diovan (valsartan) hct is an antihypertensive medication containing a diuretic. It is a known that diuretics are often associated with sexual dysfunction. Though it could just be a coincidence, it is indeed possible that Diovan (valsartan) hct may be casing your difficulty. You might consider seeing your physician and see if the Diovan (valsartan) hct can be changed to something else. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, TMJ & panic attacks & taking Diovan (valsartan) 80mg. Can I have a tattoo or will this cause interaction with my medicine.?

I have high blood pressure, TMJ & panic attacks & taking Diovan (valsartan) 80mg. Can I have a tattoo or will this cause interaction with my medicine.?

No interactions: While there is no interaction with the diovan, (valsartan) I don't know if tattooing would trigger your panic attacks. In addition, you may want to purchase your own tattoo needle and ink to take to the tattoo parlor with you. Tattooing is a risk factor for hepatitis c infection as well as other health concerns. ...Read more

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Hypercalcemia (5.8-6.5).A doctor asked to replace Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) by Amlor. Other Doctor said Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) doesn't increase Potassium. Does Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) cause Hypercalcemia?

Hypercalcemia (5.8-6.5).A doctor asked to replace Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) by Amlor. Other Doctor said Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) doesn't increase Potassium. Does Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) cause Hypercalcemia?

Read the label: B"sd as far as meds thiazide diuretics decrease urine and increase blood calcium. exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) (amlodipine valsartan hydrochlorothiazide tablets) - has thiazide, plain exforge (amlodipine valsartan tablets) does not cause it to my knowledge. In any case, HCT causes mild hypercalcemia - should not bring on confusion etc unless other issues with low sodium etc. Glad to discuss details and diabetes ...Read more

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Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recurrent cough, chest congestion and lung inflammation leading to asthma and/or bronchitis/ pneumonia. Ger can cause bronchiectasis by aspiration of food material secondary to reflux causing lung destruction and bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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What causes GERD how can you prevent it and what are some remedys for it?

What causes GERD how can you prevent it and what are some remedys for it?

Doctor Consult.: Lower pressure on the 'LES' 'sphincter that keeps stuff on stomach', acid goes up. Loose belt, elevated headrest on bed, no peppermints, or chocolates. Acid reducers like Omeprazole or zantac, (ranitidine) usually prescribed. No large meals, don't eat 3 hours before going to bed. See your doctor :) ...Read more

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Can GERD cause insomnia?

Yes: Gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease can be thought of as a really bad case of heartburn that just won't quit. If your reflux gets worse when you lay down, then that discomfort can make it very difficult to get to sleep, eg cause insomnia. There are many medications, some over-the-counter, to treat gerd. Better yet, alter your lifestyle to minimize risk. Or change your sleeping position. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Sure: Increase the intra-abdominal pressure with weight lifting can overwhelm the lower esophageal sphincter tone, causing gerd. With any activity, make sure you have good mechanics. ...Read more

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Is obesity a common cause of gerd?

Is obesity a common cause of gerd?

Common, aggravates: Agree with other answers. If overweight or obese, often get at least some symptom relief with weight loss, likely a combo of diet change and the weight loss itself affecting lower esophageal sphincter function. Just another reason to get weight down, if overweight. Easier said than done. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

Cough: The acid rolls over from your esophagus into your trachea which is the main tube into your lungs thus causing you to cough ...Read more

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Does GERD cause permanent damage to esophagus?

Does GERD cause permanent damage to esophagus?

Sometimes: In most cases no. Occasionally a condition called barretts esophagus can occur and this can ultimately lead to cancer. This occurrs in an unpredictable fashion but is most commonly seen in middle aged caucasion males. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Diovan (Definition)

Diovan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more