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Is valsartan (generic form of diovan) available?

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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Diovan (Definition)

Diovan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...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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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)?

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

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Want to change Diovan (valsartan) to another med, what else works with less side effects?

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

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Diovan (valsartan) htc doesn't appear to be working well, b/p was 181/109 pulse 112. What is a better alternative for me?

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

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Valsartan (Definition)

Angiotensin receptor blocking agent. ...Read more