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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

Losartan (Definition)

A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more


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Losartan versus valsartan any reason to switch to valsartan?

Losartan versus valsartan any reason to switch to valsartan?

Drug choices: Both losartan (l) and valsartan (v) are drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class. Perhaps you were switched due to your BP was not controlled on the dose of the l you were on. Both have few side effects and reduce BP and proteinuria quite well. L should be given twice a day and v can be given once daily for maximum their maximum effect. Check with your physician for her thoughts. ...Read more

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I am taking valsartan 160mg. Sometime I experience ED. Can I take losartan instead to help cure ED?

I am taking valsartan 160mg.
Sometime I experience ED.
Can I take losartan instead to help cure ED?

Same substance: This is same substance. Make sure you are sure it is medicine and not another medicine such as b blocker or just the hypertension, anxiety etc. ...Read more

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A friend was taking Losartan, but that didn't work. Switched to Valsartan. It worked. Both in ARB, why would the latter work instead?

A friend was taking Losartan, but that didn't work. Switched to Valsartan. It worked. Both in ARB, why would the latter work instead?

Here are some ...: Check if she/he made some change in lifestyle such as decrease coffee drink or better sleep, etc. &/or added other hight-BP-related drugs; these may make BP control different. So, look into other factors so to sort out what might be. But occasionally, one may claim one is better than another for the drugs in the same class, like what happens in using Viagra, Levitra, (vardenafil) or Cialis in PDE-5is. ...Read more

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Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Drug choices: Both losartan (l) and valsartan (v) are drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class. Both have few side effects and reduce BP and proteinuria quite well. L should be given twice a day and v can be given once daily for maximum their maximum effect. ...Read more

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I have been on diovan (valsartan). I was taken off of it for enalapril. Buti got a terrible cough. I have been taken off enalapril and now I am on losartan. It helped initially, but now the coughis back and it is getting worse. What should I do next?

I have been on diovan (valsartan). I was taken off of it for enalapril. Buti got a terrible cough. I have been taken off enalapril and now I am on losartan. It helped initially, but now the coughis back and it is getting worse. What should I do next?

Cough and Meds: Cough is a frequent side effect of drugs like Enalapril (e). The way to see if it is causing it is to stop it. If the cough is present after 2 days, it is likely not a cough related to e-type drugs. If you have a cough after e and losartan are stopped, discuss with your doctor the possibility of having another source of cough. Gerd is on possibility. All coughs are not due to e-like drugs. ...Read more

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I am presently taking losartan 100mg, on this med about a year, hair loss, swollen eye lid, muscle problems. Dr is switching to valsartan 160mg.?

I am presently taking losartan 100mg, on this med about a year, hair loss, swollen eye lid, muscle problems. Dr is switching to valsartan 160mg.?

Interesting choice..: Both Valsartan and Losartan are in the same medication class. If, presumably, you are having hair loss, swollen eye lid and muscle problems because of a sensitivity to the losartan, I would have expected changing to a different class of medication for blood pressure control. ...Read more

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Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Probably not: Valsartan, also called Diovan (valsartan) is an "arb" (angiotensin ii receptor antagonist) typically used for the management of hypertension and congestive heart failure. The most common side effects are dizziness and lightheadedness, but not bradycardia. Another cause of bradycardia is more likely. ...Read more

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Have cough - amlodopine versus valsartan?

Have cough - amlodopine versus valsartan?

Valsartan: Ace inhibitors cause more cough than arbs like valsartan because effect on bradykinin, amlodipine does not cause cough. ...Read more

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Okay to mix Diovan (valsartan) and methyldopa?

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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Does diclofenac interact with diovan (valsartan)?

Does diclofenac interact with diovan (valsartan)?

Interaction : There is increased risk of kidney toxicity and possible decrease effectiveness of BP lowering of diovan (valsartan). Consider using Acetaminophen if possible. Discuss with your doctor. ...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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What's difference between olmesartan and valsartan?

Almost same : They both are arb, s, both are indicated for hypertension, but valsartan is also indicated for congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Does taking Diovan (valsartan) hct affect diabetes?

Does taking Diovan (valsartan) hct affect diabetes?

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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