Compare Diovan vs. Prazosin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Diovan (Valsartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.
Prazosin is used mostly to make urination easier for men with an enlarged prostate, but it can cause dizziness.
- 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.
- 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.
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- Lack of energy7%
- Harm to fetus
- Women of childbearing age
- Unusual tongue swelling
- African descent
- Heart problems due to high potassium
- Current kidney problems
- Medicine that increase potassium
- Use of salt substitute
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- Age 65 years or older