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Valsartan (Diovan)

Also known as Diovan

Valsartan (Angiotan or Diovan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (more commonly called an "ARB", or angiotensin receptor blocker), with particularly high affinity for the type I (AT1) angiotensin receptor. By blocking the action of angiotensin, valsartan dilates blood vessels and reduces blood pressure. In the U.S., valsartan is indicated for treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure (CHF), or post-myocardial infarction (MI). In 2005, Valsartan was prescribed more than 12 million times in the United States and global sales were approximately $6.1 billion in 2010. The patents for valsartan and valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide expired in September 2012.

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Estimated Total Cost: $79.02 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed valsartan to treat primary kidney disease, hypertensive heart disease, rabies, and blastomycosis.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take valsartan if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking valsartan most commonly experience side effects like diarrhea, joint pain, and fatigue.

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