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Should You Take Xenical While Taking Diovan
Can i take aldazide more than once daily even if am taking already plendil and Diovan (valsartan) everyday?
It is not advisable: You are taking two pottasium sparing drugs, that is Diovan (valsartan) and aldazide and it can cause hyperkalemia which is elevated level of pottasium discuss with your doctor and if he feels you can take it twice you will have to measure your pottasium level frequently, but do not do it own your own but theere are other choices if your BP is not controlled discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more
Been taking Diovan 80mg daily for 8yrs for my BP. Cardiologist told me not to take the meds unless my BP is above 140/90. Should I stop my meds?
Not entirely correct: Ideal BP for all is 120/80. Having said that, as u r young, and if no other co-morbidities, first line treatment for excess BP is lifestyle changes. In other words, after a concerted effort to limit your salt intake to <2000 mg/day, increasing your exercise (even waking 20-25 mins briskly) and effectuating even loss of 5 pounds of weight, BP will improve. Failing that and still excess BP, then med ...Read more
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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In order to avoid being "addicted" to one medication, can I take Diovan (valsartan) this month then Benicar next month, and so on ? Thank you.
Benicar & Diovan (valsartan) are: Both blood pressure medicines (in the arb family) & have absoutely no addictive potential. Take them as directed by your doc. I doubt that you should be taking both at the same time; so check with doc as to which one u should be taking. If your BP needs to be lowered further, let doc make the choice of medication(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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