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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. ...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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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Accurate reading: Be sure the you are taking the BP appropriately. By your provider. Calibrate your home machine as well. ...Read more
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 Фарма Стар. ...Read more
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
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
On Diovan (valsartan) 320mg, just gone generic and prices has exploded, any suggestions on a replacement med that's similar. Works fairly well.
HTN medications: There are multiplle drugs on the market including the generic for Diovan (valsartan). Is the Diovan (valsartan) generic too expensive as well. There may be a specific reason your doctor has you on Diovan (valsartan) for instance to protect your kidneys with renal disease or with diabetes.You need to consult with your doctor, see which medicine is best for you and your conditions, bring with you a list of meds insurance covers. ...Read more
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
Yes: No known drug interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
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