About Diovan

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About Diovan

Valsartan is used to treat non-organ hypertension (called essential or primary hypertension).

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Lower blood pressure for high blood pressure
  • relieve heart in heart failure

This is how Valsartan works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of valsartan.
Please also read the information on the drug groups AT1 receptor antagonists, antihypertensives, to which the active ingredient valsartan belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance Valsartan

Valsartan is used to treat non-organ hypertension (called essential or primary hypertension).

If ACE inhibitors are not tolerated by the patient, valsartan may also be used to treat heart failure. A combination of valsartan with ACE inhibitors should be reserved for those cases of cardiac insufficiency for which other therapies are out of the question. This form of therapy, however, may only be carried out under the supervision of a specialist and under frequent medical control of kidney function, mineral concentration in the blood and blood pressure

For the following application areas of Valsartan , in-depth information is available:

  • Hypertension
  • heart failure
  • infarction

Effect of Valsartan

Valsartan belongs to the active ingredient group of the AT1 receptor antagonists. The active substance blocks the binding site for the blood pressure-increasing hormone angiotensin II in the vascular muscle cells. As a result, angiotensin II can no longer dock, a contraction of the blood vessels and an increase in blood pressure is avoided.

For most patients, the hypotensive effect begins within two hours of ingestion. The maximum blood pressure reduction occurs after approximately four to six hours and lasts over 24 hours. For longer-term treatment, the optimal blood pressure reduction is usually achieved two to four weeks after the start of treatment and maintained during long-term therapy.

Valsartan is broken down by the liver and kidneys and excreted. Therefore, the attending physician should individually adjust the dose in patients with hepatic and / or renal insufficiency.

Potential Diovan side effects may include:

Diovan used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Hal G. Blackwell says:
    2.5 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    Use in IgA nephritis Severe attacks of dizziness after 3 months Reduction of nerve conduction rate Pollyneuropathy After discontinuing Diovan, it took 6 months for the side effects to completely disappear

  2. Patricia J. Taylor says:
    4.0 rating

    Diovan for Heart attack

    After infarction I got the drug Diovan and had no problems over many years. Then I was put on Valsartan and since that time I suffered in the past 3 years since Mediwechsel in very strong hives all over. I could eat almost nothing without having wheals all over my body, including the whole head. I then discontinued valsartan and have since had no more problems with hives. Now I am looking for an alternative product or a natural alternative.

  3. Salvador C. Rivera says:
    3.5 rating

    Diovan for Heart rhythm disturbances; High blood pressure

    The Sedacoron 200mg works well and I tolerate it well.Diovan I initially only took in the morning, but has not significantly reduced the high blood pressure. Now I take according to medical advice in the evening a tablet for 3 weeks, but the effect was so far poor, Probably, the intake of 2 tablets is still too short to assess. Cypralex I take quite a long time, has worked, but not so as I imagined with a tablet in the morning., I also take in the afternoon 1 Anafranil for a week, on the effect, I can not say anything, well, the time is still too short. With Anafranil is falling asleep while sitting for lunch past. At night I have difficulty falling asleep, when getting up in the morning I feel dizzy and feel cut off with doom and gloom. The afternoon is the opposite, I feel much better! Who has had similar experiences,?

    Side effects: Fatigue; Dizziness
  4. Ethel S. Babineau says:
    4.5 rating

    I have exactly the side effects that are mentioned here before! Itching on both arms, which feels like nettle contact. For hours and usually in the evening. Taking medication is in the morning. Otherwise, the remedy works quite well, except for exceptions on some days. Why? It is unknown.

    Side effects: Itching; Increase in weight
  5. Edward M. Mast says:
    2.0 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    L-thyroxine 125mg, I tolerate very well. Diovan 1.25mg, has shown in severe scalp itching, as well as in the formation of eyelid edema.Can not recommend this drug.

    Side effects: Itching
  6. Eugene J. Messier says:
    4.0 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    I’ve been taking Diovan 80mg / day for several years now. Unfortunately, side effects such as dizziness, cough, headache and nausea (all diagnostically clarified and without organic cause) were quickly turned on. After the effectiveness wore off and I also had to take Norvasc, things got even worse. I want to get rid of the drugs in the long term and try to get into a reasonable blood pressure range by losing weight and doing sports.

  7. Jeff A. Brewer says:
    4.0 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    Have blood pressure at rest without treatment 220/120. Numerous drugs tried. Always with significant side effects. Best compatibility so far with Diovan. Had a long headache. CO-DIOVAN makes u.a. also impotent by the HTC share. Without HTC (DIOVAN) only minor impact. Have now joint pain especially after small amounts of alcohol (1 bottle of beer). Feels like rheumatism but has no rheumatism. Blood pressure after 2 years of treatment with Diovan 160 daily 150/95. I walk as often as possible (4 x 5 km per week). This is the best.

    Side effects: Headache; Joint pain
  8. Kristina M. Robert says:
    3.0 rating

    Diovan for Heart attack

    Internal restlessness, anxiety attacks, sleep disturbances, I have to lie down each afternoon from 16.00 o’clock (at least until 19.00 o’clock), so that the blood pressure does not derail. Add. taken drugs (Diovan) show no effect. No more stress possible. One deals exclusively with one’s own blood pressure values, no more quality of life! I take except the o.a. Medicines still L-Thyrox 100 (Struma), HCT 25mg and Sortis 40mg (since the infarction). The side effects did not occur until after taking Diovan.

  9. David D. Gallagher says:
    4.0 rating

    Diovan for Coronary heart disease

    Have also had chest pain and breathing problems. Since I take Nebilet but it goes. By the ASA I have stomach problems, then take Opiprolol Magenschutz.Habe the infarction or the tablets scared and Panic Attacks get. Who has the same problems? Have got 3 bypasses.

    Side effects: Anxiety states
  10. Natasha T. Rivera says:
    4.5 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    Have developed allergies to a variety of blood pressure medicines, mostly severe skin allergies with open Hautarrealen, but through Valsartane I got the strongest muscle pain, so that I could barely move. I just did not want to put up with this situation, and my family doctor then prescribed Bi Preterax, a drug I rarely heard prescribed. But I tolerate it exceptionally well except now and then some tinkling. The massive skin allergies are gone too. I can only advise each patient to consult his doctor persistently until a suitable blood pressure medication is found and not to accept these serious side effects

    Side effects: Muscle aches
  11. Peter S. Babb says:
    2.5 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    At night I get heartburn and joint pain which then leads to sleep disorders.

    Side effects: Joint pain
  12. Elizabeth A. Day says:
    4.5 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    I’ve had elevated cholesterol levels for about 20 years. Since about 4 years also an increased blood pressure was added and both were treated immediately. Ever since I started taking Carmen-later Corifeo-I started gaining weight. In the meantime it is about 30 kg! I felt increasingly uncomfortable, got muscle and joint pain, dizziness and water retention in the tissue. For about 2 years I have no desire for sex. About 12 months ago I was also prescribed Diovan 80mg. Since I take these meds, the muscle and joint pain have increased. Constant cramps, heartache, headache, left arm pain, knees, cervical spine, shoulder area, occasional kidney pain, a certain thinness and total listlessness, forgetfulness determine my life. Often I can not even stand anymore, climbing stairs is just a pain. Previously, I took ramipril, simvastatin, bisoprolol, HCT and had a strong cough and similar pain. I have no quality of life anymore. I can not take beta-blockers because of my asthma. Has anyone had similar experiences?

  13. Frances P. Burns says:
    3.0 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    I am female. Year 47, 162.5 cm, 112 kg. I take Euthyrox 150 for 30 years, later 100. Now I take Novothyral 100. This makes me calmer, sleep deeper, even slow down. My problem is this. I was a very agile person by nature, despite my weight. But since I take Diovan 80, I get pain in all joints, in the knees, cervical spine, back, I often can not even stand, the stairs are agony, my whole chest is like stiffened. I suspect that I have acquired something like an arthritis throughout my body. I used to have Adalat. But I got it very badly on the stomach. (and heart failure) Since then, I’m still taking Nexium 20. I’ve now reduced it to a 1/2 tablet a day. That still works. Since taking the Novothyral, my reflux disease has gone down. The hunger after eating has gone down. I suspect that the insulin is being brought down. After Adalat, I had an ACE inhibitor. I did not get that. Actually, I went with the Diovan at first quite well, but I noticed more and more now the movement problems. My blood pressure ranges between 128 and 135 to 80 and 90. What can I do? I think I can lose weight now, but I can not wait that long. Something has to happen. I ask for advice, thanks in advance.

    Side effects: Joint pain
  14. William J. Clark says:
    3.5 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    With a tablet too fast Blutdruckabfall.Nehme only half a tabl. Sleep Disorders (lie half the night awake).

    Side effects: Sleep disorders
  15. Daniel T. Hansford says:
    5.0 rating

    Diovan for Heart rhythm disturbances; High blood pressure

    Amiodarone 14 days before ablation and since (previous cardioversion unsuccessful) Amiodarone significantly reduces the need for Marcumar (instead of 5 1/2 now 3 1/2 tablets) Side effects Amiodarone for me: drop in blood pressure (therefore Digitoxin and Diovan were omitted), pulse rate significantly reduced, fatigue, lack of drive, slight feeling of nausea, feeling of fullness (therefore not increased), vivid dreams, rarely nightmares Effect: spontaneous return to the sinus rhythm for hours with increase in pulse and blood pressure 2. Ablation planned

  16. Daniel E. Shuler says:
    3.0 rating

    Diovan for High blood pressure

    Actually good experiences! except for the side effect, which now belong to it! Dryness in the mouth Nausea Heat sensitive

    Side effects: Nausea