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    What is Valsartan used for?

    Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. It is in a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. This drug is used alone or in combination with other medications. Valsartan works by relaxing blood vessels, which lowers the blood pressure. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Valsartan?

    The dosage of Valsartan prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Valsartan can be taken with or without food.

    What if you miss a dose of Valsartan?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Valsartan medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Valsartan?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Valsartan, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Valsartan?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Valsartan.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Valsartan, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Valsartan can interact with potassium-sparing diuretics.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Valsartan?

    Like other medicines, Valsartan can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Valsartan are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Valsartan cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Valsartan develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Valsartan can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, sore throat, cough, dizziness, and fatigue. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Valsartan.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Valsartan?

    Is it possible for me to take Valsartan with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Valsartan?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Valsartan?
    How will Valsartan work in my body?
    How should Valsartan be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Valsartan drug interactions and side effects?


    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Valsartan is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2014-01-02
    Is Valsartan 80 mg equal to Diovan 80 mg and has a cut-line to split? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Yes! Absolutely, Valsartan 80mg is equal to Diovan 80mg and our tablets have a cut-line in the middle to split. Please go ahead and place your order.
    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2013-01-23
    Can I use this medicine for higher cholesterol? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    No! Diovan (Valsartan) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure and it works by relaxing blood vessels, which lowers the blood pressure. To reduce high cholesterol we have a drug name called Lipitor and its an cholesterol-lowering medication, which can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and vascular diseases by reducing the bad cholesterol namely low-density lipoprotein.So please go ahead and place your order for Lipitor.
    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2010-11-10
    I am taking Diovan 80. This was just removed from my mail order pharmacy formulary. Is Losartan or Cozaar really a generic for Diovan? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, No!!! Diovan is not equal to Cozaar or Losartan.
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