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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
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
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 .
My sister takes Diovan (valsartan) 160 2x day for blood pressure, she has been out for over a week, can she take my Lisinopril 20 until she can get hers ?
High Blood pressure: Not wise to give your sister your medication. Have your sis call her doctor asap for assistance. ...Read more
I am having muscle tension, is it. Safe to take methocarbomal. I also take Diovan (valsartan) for high blood pressure?
Yes: Safe to take it, if not improved see your md! ...Read more
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?
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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) ?
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