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Generic Diovan

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 $10.55, 92% off the average retail price of $132.34. Compare ARBs.
Valsartan Coupon - Valsartan 160mg tablet
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What is Valsartan?

Lowers blood pressure. Diovan (Valsartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.

Valsartan Quick Facts
  • Valsartan requires a prescription.
  • Drug Class is ARBs.

Proper Use

In addition to using this medicine, treatment for your high blood pressure may include weight control and changes in the types of foods you eat, especially foods high in sodium (salt). Your doctor will tell you which of these is most important for you. You should check with your doctor before changing your diet.

Remember that this medicine will not cure your high blood pressure, but it does help control it. You must continue to take it as directed if you expect to lower your blood pressure and keep it down. You might have to take high blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life. If high blood pressure is not treated, it can cause serious problems such as heart failure, blood vessel disease, strokes, or kidney disease.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Also, take this medicine at the same time each day.

Take all other medicines your doctor has prescribed to treat your condition.

If your child has a liquid form of the medicine, shake the bottle for at least 10 seconds before giving a dose.

This medicine comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Valsartan side effects

When taken for
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are when taking Valsartan for After heart attack
  • Cough
  • Increased blood creatinine
  • Rash

Serious Side Effects

  • Harm to fetus
      Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Diovan (Valsartan) can cause birth defects or death to a fetus. If you are pregnant or considering having a baby, talk to your doctor about alternative medicines.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Unusual tongue swelling
      Higher risk if:
    • African descent

    Angioedema, or swelling in the face, lip, tongue, throat, can happen at anytime of using Diovan (Valsartan). Seek immediate medical attention for any swelling.

  • Heart problems due to high potassium
      Higher risk if:
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute

    Diovan (Valsartan) can increase the amount of potassium in your body. High potassium can cause heart problems. Baseline and follow-up lab tests are needed before starting Diovan (Valsartan).

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Valsartan interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Aliskiren

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Pregnancy
D Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Valsartan dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For heart failure:
      • Adults—At first, 40 milligrams (mg) two times a day. Your doctor may adjust the dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 320 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For high blood pressure:
      • Adults—At first, 80 or 160 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may adjust the dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 320 mg per day.
      • Children 6 to 16 years of age—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The starting dose is usually 1.3 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day given as a single dose. Your doctor may adjust the dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 2.7 mg per kg of body weight or 160 mg per day.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use is not recommended.
    • For left ventricular failure after a heart attack:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) two times a day. Your doctor may adjust the dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 320 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Valsartan reviews

3.8 / 5 average rating with 431 reviews for Valsartan from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Valsartan from Iodine.com

67 year old woman

Reviewed Invalid Date

  • Not worth it
  • Didn’t work
  • Big hassle
Diovan gave me horrible side effects nearly incapacitating me. It was sporadic in helping my blood pressure. It so stressed my body it actually caused a stroke. I've nothing good to say about it or the two doctors who insisted I stay on it.
46 year old man
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for High blood pressure

Reviewed 9/1/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
Expense
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