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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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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Depends: This is another combination drug. It is probably safe in breastfeeding although we have no clear studies to say so. One of the medications though has been shown to cause renal and heart problems when taken in the second and third trimesters. We don't recommend taking while pregnant. If you are on this med and get pregnant, call your doctor right away but don't come off of it until they say so. ...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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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 much response; not a particularly effective agent. Warnings about BP about antihistamines yet 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 1st & last throb. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Diovan (Definition)

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