What is Diovan HCT used for?
Diovan HCT is a combination of two active ingredients valsartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) and hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic). They are used in combination to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) in persons whose blood pressure was one controlled with one of these drugs. This works to lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels making it easier for the blood to flow through. Hydrochlorothiazide works to lower blood pressure by helping your body to get rid of more salt (sodium) and water.
Diovan HCT Information
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking Diovan HCT. When you buy Diovan HCT online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
This is usually taken once daily. It is best to take it at the same time each day. Your doctor will decide the best dose for you.
Diovan HCT can cause some persons to urinate more frequently so it should not be taken close to bedtime. Allow at least 4 hours between taking Diovan HCT and going to sleep. Continue to take this even if you do not feel ill as many persons with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Check your blood pressure regularly during treatment. This will help you to know how well it is working to control your blood pressure. Your doctor may need to monitor your renal function periodically to ensure this does not cause kidney problems or liver disease.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. Your doctor needs to determine if this medication may harm an unborn baby. Provide your doctor with a list of your medications before taking your first dose. This may interact with muscle relaxants, potassium supplements or salt substitutes and nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
The following drugs are known to interact with Diovan HCT. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
- Niflumic Acid
- Nimesulide Beta Cyclodextrin
- Aminolevulinic Acid
- Potassium Phosphate
- Salicylic Acid
- Sodium Salicylate
- Amtolmetin Guacil
- Mefenamic Acid
- Tiaprofenic Acid
- Flufenamic Acid
Diovan HCT has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking this, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Diovan HCT online.
- light-colored stools
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- reddish patch or irritated area
- difficulty with swallowing
- decreased urine output
- joint stiffness or swelling, especially if sudden
- Bloating or stomach pain
- weakness or heaviness of the legs
- dry mouth
- numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
- white, yellow or waxy scar-like area
- blurred vision
- diarrhea (mild)
- muscle weakness, cramps, spasms, pain, or stiffness
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- yellow eyes or skin
- skin rash or hives
- increased sweating
- reduced sexual performance or drive
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- redness of the face or neck
- eye pain
- pink growth
- Hair loss or thinning of the hair
- persistent non-healing sore
- increased sensitivity to sunlight
- trouble breathing
- watering of the eyes
- itching, pain, redness, or swelling of the eye or eyelid, face, lips and tongue
- dark urine
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- sore throat
- tender or swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- shiny bump
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DISCLAIMER:The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Diovan HCT online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.