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Valsartan
(Generic alternative to Diovan)

Manufacturer : Pinnacle
Formulation : Tablet

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Diovan
(Valsartan)

Manufacturer : Novartis
Formulation : Tablet

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What is Diovan /Valsartan used for?

Diovan (Valsartan) is a medication that can treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or heat failure. Diovan (Valsartan) is an angiotensin receptor antagonist and it keeps blood vessels from constricting which in tern lowers blood pressure, improves blood flow and reduces the risk of death after a heart attack.

How should Diovan /Valsartan be stored?

Diovan (Valsartan) should be stored away from moisture and heat at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Diovan/Valsartan ?

Follow your doctor's orders and the prescription label instructions when taking Diovan (Valsartan). Do not take larger doses than recommended. You can take Diovan (Valsartan) with or without food and have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Schedule appointments with your doctor. Diovan (Valsartan) may take up to 4 weeks for symptoms to improve, keep taking this medication even you start feeling better.

When should Diovan /Valsartan not be taken?

Do not use Diovan (Valsartan) if you have a Valsartan allergy. Before using Diovan (Valsartan), inform your doctor if you have any of these issues: kidney disease; liver disease; congestive heart failure; or if you are dehydrated. Also, do not take Diovan (Valsartan) if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding.

What precautions should I follow when taking Diovan /Valsartan ?

Avoid getting up too fast from a lying or sitting position; rise up slowly to prevent dizziness.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Diovan /Valsartan ?

While on Diovan (Valsartan), do not drink alcohol as it can negatively affect you. Also, do not use potassium or salt supplements or substitutes unless your doctor has told you to.

When should Diovan /Valsartan not be taken?

Seek medication attention if you are having any of these serious Diovan (Valsartan) side effects: feeling like you might pass out; chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats; numbness or tingly feeling; or swelling, weight gain.

Less serious Diovan (Valsartan) side effects include: runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough; back pain; diarrhea, constipation; dry mouth, stomach pain, loss of appetite; mild itching, skin rash; sleep problems (insomnia); headache, dizziness, anxiety; tired feeling; weakness; or impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm.

Get medication attention immediately if you experience any of these allergic reactions: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. In unusual cases, Diovan (Valsartan) can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, nausea or vomiting, and dark colored urine.

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