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Is Diovan (valsartan) hct safe women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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Diovan (valsartan) hct is a combination of Diovan (valsartan) and hydrochlorothiazide.
Both Diovan (valsartan) and hydrochlorothiazide are not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Talk with your doctor about finding another choice for your high blood pressure. We want both you and your baby to be healthy.

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Diovan (valsartan) hct is a combination of Diovan (valsartan) and hydrochlorothiazide.
Both Diovan (valsartan) and hydrochlorothiazide are not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Talk with your doctor about finding another choice for your high blood pressure. We want both you and your baby to be healthy.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

Angiotensin receptor blocking agents are associated with fetal teratogenic abnormalities (as are acei agents) (example deafness).
They should be avoided during pregnancy.

In brief: No

Angiotensin receptor blocking agents are associated with fetal teratogenic abnormalities (as are acei agents) (example deafness).
They should be avoided during pregnancy.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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