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Valsartan

Valsartan (Diovan) is a moderately priced drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is also used to treat patients with heart failure and patients who have had a heart attack. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of valsartan is around $11.32, 90% off the average retail price of $122.63. Compare ARBs.
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FDA Approves Oral Solution Prexxartan

Roni Shye - January 09, 2018

Valsartan is a common angiotensin receptor blocker used to treat heart failure, heart attack, and hypertension. In the past, valsartan was only available in tablet form, but a new version of this has been approved.

On December 19th, 2017, the FDA approved Prexxartan, the first oral solution for the treatment of various heart problems like high blood pressure.

What is Prexxartan indicated for?

Prexxartan is indicated for the following:

  • High-blood pressure in adults and children 6 years of age and older
  • Heart failure
  • Stable left-ventricular failure or left ventricular dysfunction after having a heart attack.
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Could Your Meds Be Causing Diarrhea?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 06, 2017

Most diarrhea will resolve within 24 to 48 hours—if it’s caused by viral gastroenteritis (a stomach bug) or food borne illness. If your diarrhea is hanging on and not resolving, take a look at your medications. It can be challenging to identify which medication may be causing drug-induced diarrhea, especially if you’re taking multiple medications. Here are some well-known offenders commonly associated with drug-induced diarrhea. See More

10 Things to Know About New Heart Failure Med Entresto

Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 24, 2016

A new combination pill is available that will save lives from heart failure. Entresto has been shown to reduce hospitalizations and save lives from heart failure in certain patients. Entresto is a promising pill that is a mixture of old and new—here’s what you need to know.

  1. Entresto, just approved in July, is a mixture of two medications: valsartan (generic Diovan) an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and sacubitril which is a neprilysin inhibitor.
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50+ Drugs Dropped by Insurance in 2016, Including Viagra and Qsymia

Elizabeth Davis - August 12, 2015

It’s that time again—the new lists of covered and excluded drugs on next year’s insurance plans are out, and it doesn’t look great. For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name and generic drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2016.

Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing about 20 – 30 drugs each from their national preferred formularies at the end of 2015. See More

Valsartan Too Expensive? See If You Can Switch to a Cheaper Option

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 11, 2014

If you’ve been on Diovan or the generic version valsartan, and are being told by your insurance it will no longer be covered—you need a plan. Can you switch to losartan (Cozaar) or another medication to save money?

Though valsartan is the generic version of Diovan it’s still expensive. Both valsartan and losartan are ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers); out of the ARBs, losartan has been around the longest.

Here are some simple things to know if you’ve been told to switch your ARB to losartan:

  • The benefits of losartan include controlling blood pressure, slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy), and decreasing stroke risk in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.
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High Blood Pressure Medications: ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs

Roni Shye - July 31, 2014

In the land of high blood pressure medications, ACE inhibitors and ARBs are considered first-line therapies. That means, if you are being medically treated for hypertension (or high blood pressure), you’re likely to be on one of these types of medications. ACE inhibitors and ARBs represent two groups of drugs that both treat hypertension, but they differ in how they work and what side effects you might experience. See More

Generic Diovan is Now Available!

Roni Shye - July 17, 2014

The long expected arrival of generic Diovan (valsartan) is finally here!

I know there has been a lot of anticipation for the release of this highly popular blood pressure medication and it is now finally available. Diovan combined with hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT) has been available as generic valsartan/hctz for quite some time now, and there has been plenty of speculation as to when plain Diovan would make its generic debut. See More

FDA Bans Import of Ranbaxy Generics

Elizabeth Davis - January 24, 2014

The FDA has prohibited generic drug maker Ranbaxy from making and selling pharmaceutical products for the US market from its facility in Toansa, India, “to prevent substandard quality products from reaching US consumers,” according to the director of the FDA’s Office of Compliance. The decision was made after an inspection of the facility in question in January 2014. Three of Ranbaxy’s other facilities were also barred from making products to be imported to the US in 2012. See More

Blood Pressure Medications and Cancer Risk

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 23, 2013

Concerns raised about ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) have folks worried. Patients have come to our offices asking if they should switch their blood pressure medication. Let’s shed some light on the issue as there is reason for calm. Well known ARBs include losartan (Cozaar), candesartan (Atacand), irbesartan (Avapro), Benicar (olmesartan), Diovan (valsartan) and Micardis (telmisartan). They work well to lower blood pressure and the kidneys of diabetics love them. See More

Know Your Pharmacist

Roni Shye - April 03, 2013

It’s 8 PM on a Friday night and you just spiked a fever after receiving a flu vaccination earlier that afternoon. You feel a little weak, but don’t have any other symptoms. Do you go to the emergency room? Call your doctor after hours? Or maybe you can call the local pharmacy that’s still open and ask the pharmacist?

One of the most useful tools in your personal health care armory is available right within your community, through a pharmacist! By just calling the pharmacy, you could find out that mild symptoms following flu vaccination (symptoms that can occur in 1-5% of patients, starting 6 to 12 hours after administration and persisting for 1 to 2 days) will not require further medical treatment. See More

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