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Diovan (Valsartan)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Diovan40 mg
Diovan80 mg
Diovan160 mg
Diovan320 mg

Generic Equivalent of Diovan

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Valsartan40 mg
Valsartan80 mg
Valsartan160 mg
Valsartan320 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Diovan?

A Prescription is required to acquire Diovan from licensed online pharmacies Canada Wide.

What Is The Drug Diovan Used for?

Diovan is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This medication is also used for the treatment of patients after a heart attack or chronic heart failure when they are unable to tolerate the standard treatment with ACE inhibitors.

How Does Diovan Work In The Body?

Diovan (valsartan) belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). You can recognize an ARB because its medicinal ingredient ends in “-SARTAN”. It lowers blood pressure by blocking a naturally produced hormone in the body known as Angiotensin II. This hormone is produced in the body to increase blood pressure when it becomes too low. Blockade of Angiotensin II by Diovan helps to control high blood pressure. Diovan also keeps blood vessels from narrowing which lowers the blood pressure and improves the blood flow.

What is the generic form of Diovan?

The generic form of Diovan is valsartan and is manufactured by Sandoz.

How Is Diovan Supplied and Stored?

The generic version of Diovan (valsartan) is available in 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg and 320 mg dosage forms in 2 blister strips of 14 tablets.

The generic form of Diovan (valsartan) is available as 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg and 320 mg dose in the packaging of 100 tablets.

The medication should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Diovan?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the generic Diovan (valsartan) 40 mg at an unbeatable price of $35 for a supply of 100 tablets, which is $0.35 per tablet. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

Are Diovan And Valsartan The Same?

Diovan and Valsartan are both the same medicines. Valsartan is the generic form and the active ingredient of Diovan.

Are Diovan And Amlodipine The Same?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Diovan belongs to the class of angiotensin receptor blockers and is also used for treating high blood pressure. Sometimes the combination of both the drugs is also used for the treatment of hypertension.

Can Diovan Cause Kidney Damage?

The prescribing information for Diovan lists kidney disorder as a side effect of this medication. Symptoms such as a change in frequency of urination, nausea, vomiting, swelling of extremities and fatigue can occur.

Can Valsartan Make You Gain Weight?

Weight gain has not been listed as a side effect in the prescribing information of Diovan. In case you notice any unexplained changes in your weight while taking Diovan, contact your healthcare professional.

How Long Does It Take For Valsartan To Take Effect?

The medication Valsartan starts to work after 4-6 hours of its intake to reduce high blood pressure. However, it may take 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect. If you have any questions about its effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

How Should I Take Diovan?

You should take Diovan exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is recommended to take the dose at the same time every day to get the full effect, preferably in the morning. The medication can be taken with or without food, but it should be taken in a similar way every day.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Diovan?

Diovan might lead to dizziness, light-headedness or fainting, especially after the first dose and when the dose is increased. Before you perform tasks that need you to be alert such as driving or operating machinery, wait until you know how Diovan affects you.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Diovan?

Alcohol may potentiate the blood pressure lowering effects of Diovan. It is best to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages especially at the start of the treatment.

How is Diovan Metabolized in Body?

The drug is extensively metabolized in the liver and has a half-life of approximately 6 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Diovan?

Like all other medications, Diovan can also cause side effects. Common side effects include dizziness, light-headedness, rashes, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, headache, back or leg pain, muscle cramps, pain and weakness in muscles, unusual tiredness and weakness, cough, impotence, nose bleeding, blistering skin (sign of dermatitis bullous). Some other side effects include allergic reactions with symptoms such as skin rash, skin eruption or other effects on skin or eyes, increased potassium levels in blood, irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure, fainting, dizziness, and light-headedness may occur when you go from sitting to standing position, kidney disorder with symptoms of change in frequency of urination, nausea, vomiting, swelling of extremities and fatigue, jaundice with symptoms such as yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, rhabdomyolysis with symptoms of unexplained muscle pain, muscle tenderness or weakness, dark brown urine, abdominal pain, cardiac failure with symptoms such as breathlessness, difficulty breathing when lying down, swelling of the feet or legs. If any of these side effects occur severely, contact your healthcare professional. These are not all the possible side effects of Diovan. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your doctor right away.

When Should You Not Take Diovan?

Do not take Diovan if you:
  • Are allergic to valsartan or any other ingredients in Diovan
  • Have experienced an allergic reaction to any other ARB or ACE inhibitor
  • Are taking a medicine that contains aliskiren (such as Rasilez), used to lower blood pressure
  • Have diabetes
  • Have kidney disease
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Taking Diovan during pregnancy can cause harm and even death to your unborn baby
  • Are breastfeeding. It is possible that Diovan passes into human breast milk

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Diovan?

Before you start taking Diovan, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Have experienced an allergic reaction to any other ARB or ACE inhibitor
  • Have narrowed artery or heart valve
  • Had a heart attack or stroke in the past
  • Have heart failure
  • Have diabetes
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Are on dialysis
  • Suffer from dehydration, excessive vomiting or sweating
  • Are taking a salt substitute that contains potassium, potassium supplements, or a potassium-sparing diuretic (a specific kind of “water pill” that makes your body keep potassium)
  • Are on a low salt diet
  • Are taking a medicine that contains aliskiren (such as Rasilez), used to lower blood pressure
  • Are taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor
  • Are less than 18 years of age

What Medicines Can Interact With Diovan?

It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

Medicines which interact with Diovan include:
  • Drugs containing serum potassium, such as salt substitute that contains potassium, potassium supplements, a potassium-sparing diuretic (a specific kind of “water pill”) or other drugs that may increase potassium levels.
  • Lithium (a medicine used to treat bipolar disease)
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain and swelling such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib
  • Other blood pressure lowering medications such as diuretics (“water pills”), ACE inhibitors or aliskiren
  • Rifampin (an antibiotic used to treat leprosy or tuberculosis)
  • Cyclosporine (a medicine used to prevent transplant rejection)
  • Ritonavir (an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV/AIDS)

Where Can I Buy Diovan Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Diovan can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Diovan Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2006/021283s018lbl.pdf
2. https://www.ask.novartispharma.ca/download.htm?res=diovan_scrip_e.pdf&resTitleId=725
3. https://www.cardiosmart.org/Healthwise/d066/62/d06662
4. https://beta.nhs.uk/medicines/valsartan/
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