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Diovan HCT (Valsartan/HCTZ)

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Generic Equivalent of Diovan HCT

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Valsartan/HCTZ160 mg/12.5 mg
Valsartan/HCTZ160 mg/25 mg
Valsartan/HCTZ320 mg/12.5 mg
Valsartan/HCTZ320 mg/25 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Diovan HCT?

A Prescription is required to acquire Diovan HCT from licensed online pharmacies Canadawide.

What Is The Drug Diovan HCT Used for?

Diovan HCT is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. High blood pressure leads to increased workload on heart and arteries. If this condition continues for a long time, it can lead to damage to the blood vessels of brain, heart, and kidneys and may eventually lead to stroke, heart failure or kidney failure. Reduction in blood pressure also reduces the risk of developing these illnesses.

How Does Diovan HCT Work In The Body?

Diovan HCT is a combination of two drugs: valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Valsartan is angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). 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 valsartan helps to control high blood pressure. Valsartan also keeps blood vessels from narrowing which lowers the blood pressure and improves the blood flow. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic or “water pill” which increases urination. This helps to lower the blood pressure.

Together valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide lower the blood pressure. However, Diovan HCT does not cure high blood pressure. It only helps to control it. Hence, it is important to continue taking the medicine even if you feel fine.

What is the generic form of Diovan HCT?

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

How Is Diovan HCT Supplied and Stored?

The generic version of Diovan HCT (valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide) is available in dosage forms of 160 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/25 mg, 320 mg/12.5 mg and 320 mg/25 mg in packaging of 100 tablets.

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

What Is the Cost of Diovan HCT?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the generic Diovan HCT (valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide) 160 mg/12.5 mg at an unbeatable price of $52 for a supply of 100 tablets, which is $0.52 per tablet. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

What Is The Difference Between Diovan And Diovan HCT?

Both the medications Diovan and Diovan HCT are used to control high blood pressure. The main difference between Diovan and Diovan HCT is that Diovan contains one active ingredient (valsartan) whereas Diovan HCT contains two active ingredients (valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide).

Is There A Diuretic In Valsartan?

Diovan HCT is a combination of two drugs: valsartan (an ARB) and hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic) and are used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Are Diovan HCT And Amlodipine The Same?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Diovan HCT contains medicines that belong to the class of angiotensin receptor blockers and diuretics and is also used for treating high blood pressure.

Is Valsartan HCT A Beta Blocker?

Valsartan HCT is not a beta blocker. Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker and HCT (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic. The combination of these 2 drugs is used to lower the blood pressure.

Can Diovan HCT Cause Kidney Damage?

The prescribing information for Diovan HCT 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. You should undergo regular tests before and during treatment with Diovan HCT in order to monitor your blood electrolyte levels (such as sodium or potassium) and kidney functions.

Can Valsartan Make You Gain Weight?

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

You should take Diovan HCT 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. If Diovan HCT upsets your stomach, take the medication with food or milk.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Diovan HCT?

Diovan HCT 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 HCT affects you. You may also become sensitive to the sun while taking Diovan HCT. Exposure to sunlight should be minimized until you know how you respond.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Diovan HCT?

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

How is Diovan HCT Metabolized in Body?

The valsartan ingredient in Diovan HCT is metabolized in the liver and has a half-life of approximately 6 hours. The hydrochlorothiazide ingredient is mainly excreted as an unchanged drug and has a half-life between 6 to 15 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Diovan HCT?

Like all other medications, Diovan HCT can also cause side effects. Common side effects include back pain, leg pain, muscle cramps, spasms and pain, weakness, restlessness, dizziness, pins, and needles in your fingers, headache, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, stomach upset, enlargement of glands in your mouth, bleeding under the skin, red patches on the skin, rash, drowsiness, insomnia, reduced libido, joint pain, cough, tiredness (unusual weakness, sometimes sign of potassium loss), upper respiratory infection, blistering skin (sign of dermatitis bullous). Other common side effects include allergic reactions with symptoms of skin rash, skin eruption or other effects on the skin or eyes, low blood pressure including dizziness, fainting, light-headedness which may occur when you go from a lying or sitting to standing position, decreased or increased levels of potassium in the blood with symptoms such as irregular heartbeats, muscle weakness and generally feeling unwell, kidney disorder with symptoms including change in frequency of urination, nausea, vomiting, swelling of extremities, fatigue, liver disorders with symptoms such as yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, increased blood sugar leading to frequent urination, thirst, and hunger, electrolyte imbalance with symptoms such as weakness, drowsiness, muscle pain or cramps, irregular heartbeat. Some rare side effects include rhabdomyolysis with symptoms of muscle pain that you cannot explain, muscle tenderness or weakness, dark brown urine, decreased white blood cells leading to infections, fatigue, fever, aches, pains, and flu-like symptoms, decreased platelets leading to bruising, bleeding, fatigue and weakness, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis with symptoms such as severe skin peeling, especially in mouth and eyes. Some other side effects include eye disorders such as myopia (sudden nearsightedness or blurred vision), glaucoma (increased pressure in your eyes), eye pain, anemia, inflammation of the pancreas, blistering skin reactions with symptoms such as rash, red skin, blistering of the lips, eyes or mouth, skin peeling and fever, possible signs of a blood disorder with symptoms such as sore throat, fever or chills, inflammation of vessels with or without pain, tiredness, confusion, muscle twitching, convulsions (possible symptoms of hypernatremia-increased sodium levels in blood), respiratory problems including pneumonitis and pulmonary edema, bone marrow failure, aplastic anemia with symptoms such as weakness, bruising and frequent infections. These are not all the side effects of Diovan HCT. In case of any unexpected effect, contact your healthcare professional immediately.

When Should You Not Take Diovan HCT?

Do not take Diovan HCT if you:
  • Are allergic to valsartan, hydrochlorothiazide or any other ingredients in Diovan HCT
  • Are allergic to any sulfonamide-derived drugs (sulfa drugs). Most of them have a medicinal ingredient that ends in “MIDE”
  • Have experienced an allergic reaction like angioedema with swelling of the hands, feet, or ankles, face, lips, tongue, throat, or sudden difficulty breathing or swallowing 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 serious kidney disease
  • Have severe liver disease with destruction of the small bile ducts within the liver (biliary cirrhosis) leading to the builds up bile in the liver (cholestasis).
  • Have difficulty in urinating or produce no urine
  • Have too low levels of potassium or sodium in the blood or have too high levels of calcium despite treatment
  • Have uric acid crystals in the joints (a disease known as gout)
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Taking Diovan HCT during pregnancy can cause harm and even death to your unborn baby
  • Are breastfeeding. It is possible that Diovan HCT passes into human breast milk
  • Suffer from any of the rare hereditary diseases such as Galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, Glucose-galactose malabsorption as lactose is a non-medicinal ingredient of Diovan HCT.
  • Are under 18 years of age

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Diovan HCT?

Before you start taking Diovan HCT, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Have experienced an allergic reaction to any other ARB or ACE inhibitor or penicillin
  • 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
  • Have lupus or gout
  • Are on dialysis
  • Have severe liver disease with destruction of the small bile ducts within the liver (biliary cirrhosis) leading to the builds up bile in the liver (cholestasis).
  • Suffer from dehydration, excessive vomiting, diarrhea 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
  • Have low levels of potassium in your blood with or without symptoms such as muscle weakness, muscle spasms, abnormal heart rhythm
  • Have low levels of sodium in your blood with or without symptoms such as tiredness, confusion, muscle twitching, convulsions
  • Have high levels of calcium in your blood with or without symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, frequent urination, thirst, muscle weakness and twitching
  • 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
  • Have high levels of uric acid in your blood
  • Suffer from any allergy or asthma
  • Have high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides in your blood
  • Suffer from vomiting or diarrhea or take high doses of a diuretic (water pill)

What Medicines Can Interact With Diovan HCT?

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 HCT include:
  • Alcohol, barbiturates (sleeping pills), narcotics (Strong painkillers)
  • Amphotericin B (an antifungal medicine)
  • Anticancer drugs including cyclophosphamide and methotrexate
  • Antidepressants especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), including citalopram, escitalopram, and sertraline
  • Antidiabetic medications like insulin and oral medicines like metformin
  • Bile acid resins to lower cholesterol
  • Other blood pressure lowering drugs, including ACE inhibitors or aliskiren.
  • Calcium or Vitamin D supplements
  • Corticosteroids used to treat joint pain and swelling
  • Digoxin, a heart medication, or other digitalis glycosides
  • Medicines that slow down or speed up the bowel function such as atropine, metoclopramide, and domperidone
  • Medicines used to treat epilepsy like carbamazepine
  • Gout medications, including allopurinol and probenecid
  • Lithium, antipsychotics, medicines used to treat some psychological conditions such as bipolar disease
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), used to reduce pain and swelling such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib
  • Skeletal muscle relaxants used to relieve muscle spasms, including tubocurare
  • Other diuretics or “water pills”
  • Pressor amines such as epinephrine (substances that raise blood pressure)
  • Potassium-sparing agents
  • Potassium supplement, salt substitutes containing potassium or other drugs that may increase potassium levels. Your doctor may monitor the levels of potassium in your blood periodically
  • Some antibiotics (rifamycin group), a drug used to protect against transplant rejection (cyclosporine) or an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV/AIDS infection (ritonavir)
  • Amantadine (medicine to treat Parkinson's disease and also used to treat or prevent certain illnesses caused by viruses)
  • Anticholinergic agents (medicines used to treat a variety of disorders such as gastrointestinal cramps, urinary bladder spasm, asthma, motion sickness, muscular spasms, Parkinson's disease and as an aid to anesthesia)
  • Cortisone-like medicines, carbenoxolone (a medicine used to treat ulceration and inflammation)
  • antibiotics such as penicillin G, antiarrhythmics (medicines used to treat heart problems)
  • Cyclosporine (a medicine used in transplantation and in autoimmune disorders)
  • Warfarin (medicine to prevent blood clot)
  • Diazoxide (medicine to increase blood glucose level)
  • Sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotics, alcohol, and analgesics may increase the blood-pressure-lowering effects of Diovan HCT

Where Can I Buy Diovan HCT Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Diovan HCT 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 HCT 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.ask.novartispharma.ca/download.htm?res=diovan%20hct_scrip_e.pdf&resTitleId=726
2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2006/020818s032lbl.pdf
3. https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/diovan_hct.pdf?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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