What is Diovan?
Diovan (valsartan) is a type of blood pressure medication called an ARB (angiotensin II receptor antagonist). Diovan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.
What is Diovan used for?
Diovan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications.
How to consume Diovan?
Take Diovan at the same time(s) each day, with or without food.
How long does it take for complete treatment with Diovan?
It may take 2 to 4 weeks of using this medicine before the blood pressure is under control. Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. One might need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of the life.
What happens if the medicine is consumed in excess?
Overdose can lead to low blood pressure and high heart rate, causing symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, sweating, chest pain, or a fast heartbeat. Heart failure and shock could occur.
What should be avoided while taking Diovan?
Drinking alcohol can enhance certain side effects of valsartan. Avoid using potassium supplements or salt substitutes unless the doctor has told to. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or one might feel dizzy.