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Diovan Hct Side Effects In Men
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
Are there safe OTC allergy meds someone with htn(controlled with prescription med-diovan hct 160/12.5, 1 tab daily) can take on a regular basis?
Taking diovan/hct, simvistatin, metformin, amlodypine besylate.... B/p still running 181/108. Any suggestions. I have tried other b/p medicines?
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
Diovan (valsartan): Very effective anti hypertensive medication with excellent tolerability and side effect profile. Most patients do not experience any side effects. ...Read more
Side effects: Any medicine that you take has side effects and Diovan (valsartan) has a very good side effect profile. When you take any medicine to lower your blood pressure you may feel a little sluggish at first until your body gets used to the lower blood pressure. Since you didn't mention what the side effects are, you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more
I have been taking Diovan (valsartan) for 5+ years with no discernible side effects. But recently developed a painful itchy rash.which has persisted for 3 months.
Of the hbp medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects for anyone who has taken them?
ARBs: All belong to same class of drugs angiotensin receptor blockers. All virtually equivalent and well tolerated. No significant difference in side effect profile. ...Read more
Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?
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
Yes: No known drug interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
None: They are the same medicine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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