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My bp 146/111 from 184/111 I take diovan just started taking it a week ago?

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

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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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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Can i take Diovan (valsartan) 160 mg. With maleboost, who has yohimbine?

Can i take Diovan (valsartan) 160 mg. With maleboost, who has yohimbine?

Be careful: If you have high blood pressure, you might think twice before trying yohimbine. It's a pretty safe botanical and it works, but it may not be for you if you're not in 100% perfect health. Your physician can guide you here. ...Read more

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I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

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

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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.

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 more

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Is it safe to take Diovan (valsartan) with ibuprofen?

Is it safe to take Diovan (valsartan) with ibuprofen?

Yes: While medications which decrease inflammation like Ibuprofen can lead to salt retention, which in turn can raise blood pressure, practically speaking this is not usually an important problem. ...Read more

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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 .

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 .

Yes, you can take: Diovan, (valsartan) amlodipine and lasix. Please check with your doctor if you need to have your blood Potassium levels tested. Lasix can cause the kidneys to spill out potassium and most need an oral supplement of Potassium. ...Read more

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I have High BP, TMD & anxiety. I only take Diovan (valsartan) 80mg & vit D (cod liver oil). Is it ok for me to take Vit. B Complex and iron?

I have High BP, TMD & anxiety. I only take Diovan (valsartan) 80mg & vit D (cod liver oil). Is it ok for me to take Vit. B Complex and iron?

Yes, you can: However, checking with your doctor before taking a supplement is a good idea, especially for people with TMD and anxiety. ...Read more

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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) ? Thank you.

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

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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.

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.

Check your: heart rate and blood pressure when you go from sitting to standing., You may be experiencing a fall in BP and the metoprolol is not allowing your heart rate to increase as you change position, Talk w/your doctor about adjusting your medication. ...Read more

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Should you take xenical while taking diovan (valsartan)?

Should you take xenical while taking diovan (valsartan)?

No: Xenical is not a good medicine - avoid it. It blocks fat absorption including fat soluble vitamins like a, d, e, k & beta carotene. There are few reported cases of hypertension with xenical. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Valsartan (Definition)

Angiotensin receptor blocking agent. ...Read more