Diovan side effects

Diovan side effects :
a look at Purpose, Interactions and Warnings

Diovan (Valsartan) is used to treat high blood pressure. It blocks the action of certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly.

Special Warning about Diovan side effects

According to The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP),"Do not take valsartan if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking valsartan, call your doctor immediately."

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Diovan side effects and interactions

It is important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted Diovan side effects.

Check with your doctor immediately if you think that you may be pregnant. Valsartan may cause birth defects or other problems in the baby if taken during pregnancy.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This especially includes over-the-counter (nonprescription) medicines for appetite control, asthma, colds, cough, hay fever, or sinus problems, since they may tend to increase your blood pressure.

Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur, especially if you have been taking a diuretic (water pill). Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you experience these effects.

Check with your doctor right away if you become sick while taking this medicine, especially with severe or continuing nausea and vomiting or diarrhea. These conditions may cause you to lose too much water and lead to low blood pressure.

Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may also occur if you exercise or if the weather is hot. Heavy sweating can cause loss of too much water and result in low blood pressure. Use extra care during exercise or hot weather.

Observed Diovan side effects

Along with its needed effects, there may be unwanted Diovan side effects. Although not all of these Diovan side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Rarely Observed

Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; hoarseness.

Other Diovan side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

Less Commonly Observed

Abdominal pain; back pain; cold or flu-like symptoms; coughing ; diarrhea; difficulty in moving; headache; muscle pain or stiffness; pain, swelling, or redness in joints; unusual tiredness.

Other Diovan side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

Sources : The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

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