Diovan is an effective remedy against hypertension. Its target is to treat heart failure and to reduce the risk of death after a heart attack. It is working by preventing the hormone angiotensin II from narrowing the blood vessels, which tends to raise blood pressure. It is angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Diovan is also known as Valsartan, Valtan, Valzaar. Generic name of Diovan is Valsartan. Brand name of Diovan is Diovan.
To treat high blood pressure: 80 mg or 160 mg or more once a day. The maximum dosage is 320 mg a day.
To treat heart failure: 40 mg twice a day.
The maximum dosage is 320 mg daily.
Take Diovan tablets orally with or without food.
Do not crush or chew it.
Take Diovan at the same time every day with water.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Diovan suddenly.
Diovan Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Diovan and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Diovan overdosage: fainting, abnormal heartbeats, lightheadedness.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep your medicine container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Diovan More Info
Active Ingredient: Valsartan.
Other Ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol 8000, titanium dioxide,
Do not take Diovan if you are allergic to Diovan components.
Do not take Diovan if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother. Diovan can harm your baby.
Take Diovan with care if you are taking any other blood pressure medications: diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), and trandolapril (Mavik); beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetalol (Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), ramipril (Altace).
Be careful with Diovan if you suffer from or have a history of liver disease, kidney disease.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes.
If you want to achieve most effective results without any side effects it is better to avoid alcohol.
Do not stop taking Diovan suddenly.