Lowers blood pressure. Diovan (Valsartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects. Lowers blood pressure and makes it easier to urinate. Prazosin is used mostly to make urination easier for men with an enlarged prostate, but it can cause dizziness. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.19 Diovan
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Side effects Diovan Prazosin
Viral infection 1%
Abdominal pain 1%
Back pain 1%
Dizziness, postural 1%
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Lack of energy 7%
More Prazosin side effects » How it works Diovan Prazosin Diovan (Valsartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Prazosin is a selective alpha blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It also relaxes the urethra and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. Type of medication Diovan Prazosin Prescription only Prescription only Available as Diovan Prazosin Used for Diovan Prazosin Risk factors for serious side effects Diovan Prazosin › Women of childbearing age › African descent › Current kidney problems › Medicine that increase potassium › Use of salt substitute Detailed Diovan (valsartan) risks & warnings » Detailed Minipress (prazosin) risks & warnings »
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Food Diovan Prazosin No food related info. › Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects.
Kidneys and liver Diovan Prazosin › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. No kidneys and liver related info.
Sleep Diovan Prazosin No sleep related info. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea. Upsides and benefits Diovan Prazosin › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling. › Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease. › Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart. › Can be added to other blood pressure-lowering medicines if you need additional blood pressure control. › Makes urination easier in men with an enlarged prostate. › Helps people with PTSD get better sleep with fewer, less-intense nightmares. Downsides and risks Diovan Prazosin › Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body. › Not safe to use if you're pregnant. › Not the best medicine to lower blood pressure by itself. › Likely to cause orthostatic hypotension. This means dizziness when you change positions (like standing up) because your blood pressure doesn't adjust quickly enough. › Not preferred for people 65 years or older. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Diovan Prazosin › Can cause dizziness in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Don't take it if you're pregnant. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea. › Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects. › If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives. › Recheck your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine. Learn more More about Diovan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Prazosin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert