Diovan Hct

(Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.

Quick facts about Diovan HCT
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (valsartan / hydrochlorothiazide)
Prices and discounts
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$261.90

Upsides

  • Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
  • The two drugs in Diovan HCT work together to lower blood pressure and remove extra water from your body.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • 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.

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Downsides

  • Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.

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How it works

Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine. Valsartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker) lowers blood pressure by making blood vessels relax. Hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic or water pill) lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing extra fluid from your body.

Quick facts about Diovan HCT
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (valsartan / hydrochlorothiazide)

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People’s experience with Diovan HCT

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What to expect when you take Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) for Lowers blood pressure

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Side effect rates for Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

From 4634 clinical trials of Diovan HCT when taken for high blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Common cold

Risks and Warnings for Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) can cause birth defects or death to a fetus. If you are pregnant or considering having a baby, talk to your doctor about alternative medicines.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) can cause kidney damage, especially if you already have a history of kidney disease. Talk to your doctor to discuss possible alternatives if this is a concern.
  • 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.