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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Diovan (Definition)

Diovan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...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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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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Please describe the medication: diovan (valsartan)?

Please describe the medication: diovan (valsartan)?

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 more

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My bp 146/111 from 184/111 I take diovan just started taking it a week ago?

Accurate reading : Be sure the you are taking the BP appropriately. By your provider. Calibrate your home machine as well. ...Read more

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Okay to mix Diovan (valsartan) and methyldopa?

Yes: However, one has to ask why is Methyldopa being used? If the person is pregnant or has the potential of becoming pregnant, they should not be on diovan (valsartan). Methyldopa is rarely used as an antihypertensive anymore, except when the hypertensive patient is also pregnant. ...Read more

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Are Diovan (valsartan) and benazepril compatible?

Are Diovan (valsartan) and benazepril compatible?

Yes: Yes, you can take both if prescribed by your doctor for hypertension. You do need regular blood tests to monitor your kidney function when on an anti-hypertensive medication. ...Read more

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Should you take xenical while taking diovan (valsartan)?

Should you take xenical while taking diovan (valsartan)?

No: Xenical is not a good medicine - avoid it. It blocks fat absorption including fat soluble vitamins like a, d, e, k & beta carotene. There are few reported cases of hypertension with xenical. ...Read more

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Does Diovan (valsartan) have potassium?

Does Diovan (valsartan) have potassium?

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

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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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Is Diovan (valsartan) a substitute for altace?

Yes: They have similar effects but work with a slightly different mechanism.For people who can't take altace, Diovan (valsartan) is often substituted. Diovan (valsartan) doesn't cause the cough that some people get with altace. ...Read more

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Which pharmacuetical company makes diovan (valsartan)?

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 ????? ????. ...Read more

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Can I take Diovan (valsartan) ( 12.5mg) per tablet, with yohimbe?

Can I take Diovan (valsartan) ( 12.5mg) per tablet, with yohimbe?

Probably: No contraindications that i see. Yohimbe is used by many to improve libido but being a supplement is not regulated by the fda so use with caution & please let your physician know how much & how often you are using it. ...Read more

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I'm interested in the possible side effects of diovan (valsartan)?

Variable.: Diovan (valsartan) is usually well tolerated. Common side effects may include: dizziness, low blood pressure, headache, diarrhea, fatigue and elevated potassium. Serious reactions are significantly less common but possible and include angioedema, renal failure, hepatitis ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Valsartan (Definition)

Angiotensin receptor blocking agent. ...Read more