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Can I stop taking Diovan (valsartan) or do I have to wean of it? I have been taking 80 mg for 2 weeks.
Talk to doctor: You should never stop a medication without discussing the decision with your doctor. He/she will advice if it is appropriate to stop, if you need an alternative, etc.
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
I have been taking co-diovan & atenolol. Then, I was given crestor (rosuvastatin) & asked to stop atenolol. Reason please?
Huh?: Makes no sense to me. Ask your doctor.See 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?
Change of meds: Please let your doctor know what the change in medicines has done to you. You will be seen and evaluated and different medication should be prescribed.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to stop taking Diovan (valsartan) abruptly? I have been on it for 9 months. Gives bad muscle pain and muscle spasms and cramps. I have gained 20 pounds
Yes but: Let your physician know & follow up in short order with them.
Surgery on bi-cep tendon tear 1-2-15 takes nexium, (esomeprazole) diovan, Crestor, metformin and ibuprofen- when and what should he stop before surgery?
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).See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you can do it cleanly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Accurate reading: Be sure the you are taking the BP appropriately. By your provider. Calibrate your home machine as well.
What is your opinion on switching from Diovan (valsartan) 320 mgs to generic Valsartan 320 mgs? He had been on Diovan (valsartan) brand for many years, however, now more $
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????? ???? .