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Should you take xenical while taking diovan (valsartan)?

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Dr. Shivinder Deol
Anti-Aging Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shivinder Deol
Dr. Shivinder Deol
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine

In brief: No interactions

There are no direct interactions noted for xenical and diovan (valsartan).

In brief: No interactions

There are no direct interactions noted for xenical and diovan (valsartan).
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Blood pressure

Should discuss with your doctor, mixing drugs not always a great idea.

In brief: Blood pressure

Should discuss with your doctor, mixing drugs not always a great idea.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine

In brief: No

It is not mandatory.
You take xenical for obesity to decrease total absorption of fats. Diovan (valsartan) is for blood pressure. Many a times obesity is associated with high blood pressure and in such cases adding xenical to Diovan (valsartan) or other medications for high blood pressure will help in reducing weight as well as blood pressure.

In brief: No

It is not mandatory.
You take xenical for obesity to decrease total absorption of fats. Diovan (valsartan) is for blood pressure. Many a times obesity is associated with high blood pressure and in such cases adding xenical to Diovan (valsartan) or other medications for high blood pressure will help in reducing weight as well as blood pressure.
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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
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