Diovan medication belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers. It is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that works by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels, which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure.
Diovan is used in the treatment of high blood pressure in both adults and children who are 6 years old and older. In adults, it is also used in the treatment of heart failure and lowering the risk of death following a heart attack. This drug is sometimes used together with other blood pressure medications.
Diovan medication should not be taken during pregnancy. If you get pregnant, stop using this medication and inform your doctor right away. If this drug is taken during the second or third trimester, it could lead to injury or death of the unborn baby. Also, avoid breastfeeding while taking this medication. It is, however, not known if this medication passes into breast milk.
If you have diabetes, you should not take Diovan together with medication that contains aliskiren (Tektuma, Valturna, Tekamlo, Amturnide). In rare cases, this drug can lead to a condition that causes the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. If you experience any unexplained muscle tenderness, pain or weakness, tiredness or dark colored urine, contact your doctor immediately.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to it. Also, discuss with your doctor your medical history especially regarding:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Any other heart condition than the one being treated
- If you are on a low salt diet
- If you are allergic to blood pressure medication
- If you are dehydrated
How to take Diovan
Diovan should only be taken as prescribed by the doctor. Follow the instructions on the prescription label. For the best results, your doctor may change the dose occasionally. Do not take larger or smaller amounts of this medication. Do not take Diovan for a longer period than recommended.
This medication can be taken with or without food. If a child is unable to swallow a Diovan capsule whole, ask your pharmacist to mix the medication into a liquid. Before measuring the dose, shake the liquid well.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid double-dosing.
In case of an overdose, seek emergency medical attention.
Common side effects of this medication include flu symptoms, dizziness, tiredness, headache, cough, back pain, joint pain. If these effects persist or worsen, seek medical assistance from your doctor.
Serious side effects include:
- Shortness of breath
- High potassium
- Weakness, confusion, loss of appetite, increased thirst
- Pounding heartbeats
- Little or no urinating
If you experience these, seek emergency medical attention.
You can order Diovan online from any online pharmacy and have it delivered to the destination of your choice. You can also buy a refill of this medication at cheap and discounted prices. If you have no prescription, you can also get an online prescription from any online pharmacy that will allow you to buy cheap Diovan.