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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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Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
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
My blood pressure is 175 over 110. I. What should I do? I have already take 320 mg of diovan (valsartan).
My BP result by Diovan (valsartan) is 135-68-80, by Benicar is 129-69-78 plus dizziness. I choose & take Benicar before bedtime to avoid dizziness, is it alright?
It is Ok: It is ok need periodic BP check ups! ...Read more
When is the best moment to take Benicar or Diovan (valsartan) : morning (right after waking up), or after lunch, or night (right before going to bed) ?
Ask doctor: Diovan (valsartan) and Benicar are typically prescribed as once a day drugs forhigh blood pressure. It doesn't matter if you take it at night or in the morning by itself. Your doctor may want it at a specific time because of other medications or some other reason. Also they come in hct form which include a diuretic. I recommend that not be taken at night unless you like going to bathroom. Food doesn't matter. ...Read more
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.
Can I take Diovan (valsartan) along with amyloidipine and Lasix?? I was taking Diovan (valsartan) and Maxide but I had severe headaches with the Maxide .
I have hbp and im currently taking diovan (valsartan). My ankles and feet are very swollen and i don't understand why because i take my meds everyday. Any advice?
Causes of swelling : Your feet and ankles could be swollen not because your blood pressure is high but for another reason. None of the medications you are taking contain a water pill. Sometimes you could have swelling from medication, increased salt in your diet or because of structural heart problems. I would go back to your doctor and talk about the swelling so that they can properly diagnose it. Also stop salt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For many years I had taking Lisinopril 40 Mg last year Dr. added 40 mg Diovan (valsartan) now Dr. say" stop cold turkey" Lisinopril and take 80mg of Diovan (valsartan) no feeling too good have headaches and dizzy Thanks?
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