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Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
Antihypertensive: This drug is an angiotensin receptor blocker used to treat hypertension. It is considered helpful in promoting healing of the kidney tissue and is a good choice in persons who develop a cough on drugs called ace inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is your opinion on switching from Diovan 320 mgs to generic Valsartan 320 mgs? He had been on Diovan brand for many years, however, now more $
On Diovan 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. Is the Diovan generic too expensive as well.There may be a specific reason your doctor has you on Diovan 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
Side effects: Any medicine that you take has side effects and Diovan 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
Diovan: In the us, uk and australia, valsartan is marketed by novartis under the trade name diovan. In pakistan, it is marketed by efroze under the trade name angiotan. In india, it is marketed by cipla under the trade name valtan and by torrent pharmaceuticals under the trade name valzaar. In egypt and in france, it is marketed by novartis under the name of tareg. In ukraine, it is marketed by ????? ????. ...Read more