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Does Diovan Make You Gain Weight
No: Doesn't cause it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
Is it ok to stop taking Diovan (valsartan) abruptly? I have been on it for 9 months. Gives bad muscle pain and muscle spasms and cramps. I have gained 20 pounds
Yes but: Let your physician know & follow up in short order with them. ...Read more
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Accurate reading: Be sure the you are taking the BP appropriately. By your provider. Calibrate your home machine as well. ...Read more
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 $
No, but: It doesn't have potassium but it causes potassium retention in the kidney and, in folks with abnormal renal function, can lead to dangerously high levels of potassium. Thus blood samples are indicated to measure both renal function and potassium for people who take diovan (valsartan). ...Read more
Diovan (valsartan): 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 Фарма Стар. ...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
Diovan (valsartan) htc doesn't appear to be working well, b/p was 181/109 pulse 112. What is a better alternative for me?
Add: With such reading, you will need to add medication not to replace. Betablockers would be a good addition for a patient with coronary disease. Work up recommended if heart rate is 112 at rest. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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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Yes: If you have specific concerns, you should ask another question. ...Read more
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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