Diovan, also known as Valsartan, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This drug also improves the chances of living longer after experiencing a heart attack. If the blood pressure is lowered, then your chances of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). ARBs work by blocking the action of angiotensin II by preventing it from binding to angiotensin receptors on the muscles surrounding the blood vessels. This makes the blood vessels enlarge, which then reduces blood pressure.
Always follow your doctor’s directions about taking medication.
Before using this medication, read the enclosed information and instructions.
Tell your doctor if you have a medical history of:
This drug can make you feel dizzy, so limiting your use of cannabis and alcoholic drinks may be beneficial if you want to avoid further dizziness.
This drug may increase your potassium levels. Tell your doctor before taking potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium.
Tell your doctor or dentist that you are on Diovan before undergoing any type of surgery or procedure.
Some common side effects of Diovan include, but are not limited to:
Tell your doctor right away if you experience:
Can pregnant women take this drug?
Diovan is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby, so consult your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Diovan. It is now known if it passes into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.