Compare Diovan HCT vs. Ziac

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Lowers blood pressure.

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.

3.7/ 5 average rating with 412 reviewsforDiovan HCT
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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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Used for
  • Hypertension
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Reviews
412 reviews so far
63%
saidit'sworth it
52%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
2possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    6%
  • Common cold
    2%
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The Ziac (Bisoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Unusual tongue swelling
    • African descent
  • Acute kidney failure
    • History of kidney disease
  • Worsening lupus
    • History of lupus
  • Increased lithium in the body
    • Taking lithium
  • Acute nearsightedness or glaucoma
    • Allergies to penicillin or sulfonamides
  • Gout
    • History of gout
    • Current kidney problems
  • Liver damage
    • History of liver disease
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