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I have noticed that my blood pressure is different in each arm though, and I was wondering if that is normal. "i have been on blood pressure medication (diovan hct tab 320/25mg) for over a year now to help me with my migraines, and it also helps my blood p

I have noticed that my blood pressure is different in each arm though, and I was wondering if that is normal. "i have been on blood pressure medication (diovan hct tab 320/25mg) for over a year now to help me with my migraines, and it also helps my blood p

A: A difference in blood pressure from one arm to the other can be due to arterial disease, with hardening of the arteries leading to a narrowing of the blood vessel that supplies one of the arms; specifically the one with the lower blood pressure reading. This is generally seen in older patients with established vascular disease and is usually not dangerous. The blood pressure in the higher reading arm should be used when making decisions regarding medications for high blood pressure. Differential blood pressure readings, especially when lower in the left arm, can also be due to disease in the aorta, which can affect younger patients and can be very serious. From what you have described I would advise you to have this evaluated further. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Diovan (Definition)

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


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Can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D if I have HTN controlled with Diovan HCT?

Can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D if I have HTN controlled with Diovan HCT?

Of course, but would: Not expect great response; not a particularly effective agent. Warnings about BP & antihistamines does not mean can't take, just check BP while taking & adjust meds if needed. Http://www. Amazon. Com/gp/product/B010H76PTU is usually helpful & accurate enough, though best check against mercury manometer; learn to read BP yourself while being checked (fairly easy): number at both 1st & last throb. ...Read more

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I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Does taking Diovan (valsartan) hct affect diabetes?

Does taking Diovan (valsartan) hct affect diabetes?

Yes: Diovan (valsartan) is angiotensin receptor blocker used for the treatment of hypertension which may have beneficial effects on the kidneys of diabetics and helps decrease loss of protein in the urine. It should not be used in women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. Hct is a diuretic which is used for blood pressure control but it could increase blood sugar in some diabetics. There are generic arbs now. ...Read more

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What is Diovan (valsartan) hct used for?

What is Diovan (valsartan) hct used for?

Hypertension: Diovan hct (valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination of an orally active, specific angiotensin ii receptor blocker (arb) acting on the at1 receptor subtype, and hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Difference between Diovan (valsartan) hct and losartan/hct?

Difference between Diovan (valsartan) hct and losartan/hct?

Valsartan: Diovan/hcl is valsartan/hcl and losartan/hcl is a different drug combination but closely related as both are angiotensin receptor blockers. ...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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If I was prescribed Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute it with hydralazine HCl for cost purposes?

If I was prescribed Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute it with hydralazine HCl for cost purposes?

Yes and no: They are both blood pressure medicines, but they work very differently.

Because they work differently, they have different scenarios we use them in. ...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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Diovan (valsartan) hct seems to lower my blood pressure too low when I take it?

Diovan (valsartan) hct seems to lower my blood pressure too low when I take it?

Possibly.: There are two medications in diovan/hct. Perhaps you do not need both or a lower dose. Consult your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm on Diovan (valsartan) hct and for awhile now was getting utis monthly. I'm now allergic to the sun. I have had problems with sulfa in the past and think that?

Photosensitivity: Technically you are not allergic to the sun. Some medicines can cause eruptions on areas of your body that are exposed to the sun. See the doctor that prescribed your medicines or see an allergist to determine which medicine is to blame. ...Read more

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What is the best way to transition from Diovan (valsartan) hct to labetalol for pregnancy?

What is the best way to transition from Diovan (valsartan) hct to labetalol for pregnancy?

Transition BP Meds: Actually with these meds and the possibility of pregnancy, you could stop the divan and the next day start the labetolol. Be sure to check your blood pressure over the next few weeks as the dosage of labetolol may need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Is Diovan (valsartan) hct safe women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is Diovan (valsartan) hct safe women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Thumbs down: Diovan (valsartan) hct is a combination of Diovan (valsartan) and hydrochlorothiazide. Both Diovan (valsartan) and hydrochlorothiazide are not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Talk with your doctor about finding another choice for your high blood pressure. We want both you and your baby to be healthy. ...Read more

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I'm taking Diovan (valsartan) hct and metformin they did a blood test and it came a little high on the liver what do you think it can be?

I'm taking Diovan (valsartan) hct and metformin they did a blood test and it came a little high on the liver what do you think it can be?

Fatty Liver?: Many people with diabetes or pre-diabetes have high liver proteins (ast & alt) due to metabolic problems resulting in fat being deposited in the liver resulting in inflammation. Weight loss and a low-carb diet may be helpful in stopping this. Your doctor may also want to check if the high liver proteins are caused by either of your medications. ...Read more

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Bun/creatinine ratio = 20...Taking Diovan (valsartan) hct 160/12.5 for htn-could diuretic in BP med be affecting level?

Bun/creatinine ratio = 20...Taking Diovan (valsartan) hct 160/12.5 for htn-could diuretic in BP med be affecting level?

Likely: We have a saying in laboratory medicine, "treat the patient, not the numbers." you may be a little dry from your diuretic or simply not having drunk water before the exam. Generally, there's little reason to focus on your lab numbers; look at how your medication is affecting you generally, and how you feel. ...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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What do you advise if I'm on high blood pressure medicine (diovan (valsartan) hct).is it safe for me to drink chamomile tea everyday?

Diovan (valsartan) and tea: The answer to your question is "Yes", it is safe. Remember that you are taking a diuretic, HCT. If you drink too much tea, or other fluid, you will counter act the diuretic effect of the HCT. Good luck. ...Read more

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Local pharmacy filled prescription for valsartan hct from mylan mfr-my mail order filled 90day prescription with pills from sandoz mfr...Is it ok to switch between mfr's?

Valsartan: These are generic meds and are manufactured by multiple companies so different insurers will purchase then drugs from different venders. Given that they are Diovan or valsartan they are the same active ingredient even though they look different. Just make sure that they are the same medicine. ...Read more

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I am taking high BP tablet exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) 10mg/160mg/12.5mg so now my BP is ok 135/86 but my heart pulse 111:is it ok.

I am taking high BP tablet exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) 10mg/160mg/12.5mg so now my BP is ok 135/86 but my heart pulse 111:is it ok.

HTN: No need to panic but your resting heart rate should be lower. Please see your dr.
A beta blocker added to Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) may be a good idea along with confirming the validity of the device you are using to check your own pulse. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Valsartan (Definition)

Angiotensin receptor blocking agent. ...Read more