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Diovan 320mg Tablets

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Diovan 320mg Tablets Description

Diovan Tablet contains valsartan as its active ingredient. Diovan Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It lowers blood pressure by inhibiting the action of certain natural substanc...
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ContainsValsartan
UsesHigh blood pressure
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea
ClassificationANTI-HYPERTENSIVE
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Uses of Diovan 320mg Tablets

  • Diovan Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It is also used to improve survival and reduce the risk of heart problems following a heart attack.

Contraindications of Diovan 320mg Tablets

  • If you are allergic to Valsartan or any other ingredients of Diovan Tablet.
  • If you are on any medicine containing Aliskiren.
  • If you are pregnant for more than 3 months.
  • If you have problems with your liver or kidney.
  • If you are suffering from jaundice or you have diabetes.

Side effects of Diovan 320mg Tablets

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Tiredness
  • Body pain
  • Cough
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling
  • Low blood pressure

Precautions and Warnings of Diovan 320mg Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Diovan Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Diovan Tablet should not be used during pregnancy as it may cause harmful effects on the unborn baby. Please consult your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Diovan Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Diovan Tablet is not recommended while breastfeeding as it is unknown if it passes into breast milk. Please consult your doctor before using any medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Diovan Tablet?
A:
Diovan Tablet may make you dizzy, thus you need to be cautious while driving or operating machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Diovan Tablet?
A:
It is unsafe for you to consume alcohol while on treatment with Diovan Tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from heart disease.
  • You have problems with your kidney or liver.
  • You have dehydration, diarrhoea or are vomiting.
  • You have problems with your adrenal glands.
  • You are on treatment with high doses of water tablets (furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide).
  • You are on a low salt diet.
  • Your doctor has told you that you have high blood potassium levels or on medicines that increase the amount of potassium in your blood (like heparin, amiloride, etc).
  • You are taking other medicines to treat high blood pressure like Ramipril, Lisinopril, Aliskiren, etc.
  • You are less than 18 years old and are on Valsartan in combination with other medicines.
  • You are pregnant, think you may be or are planning a pregnancy.

Mode of Action of Diovan 320mg Tablets

How Does It Work?

Valsartan in Diovan Tablet works by blocking a substance in the body that causes the blood vessels to tighten, thus relaxing blood vessels and allowing the blood to flow easily. As a result of which t...
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Directions for Use of Diovan 320mg Tablets

Diovan Tablet should be taken as directed by your physician. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food. It would be best if y...
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Interactions of Diovan 320mg Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Diovan Tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a ...
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  • Diovan Tablet when taken with other antihypertensive medications like benazepril, captopril, lisinopril may alter its effects.
  • Concomitant use along with medicine used in heart diseases and high blood pressure like perindopril, candesartan, aliskiren may increase the risk of side effects with Diovan Tablet.
  • Concomitant use of this medicine along with potassium supplements, medications like amiloride, spironolactone is not recommended as it may lead to increased potassium levels in the blood.
  • Medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, etc may lead to kidney failure when taken together with Diovan Tablet.
  • Lithium should not be taken simultaneously with Diovan Tablet.

Storage and disposal of Diovan 320mg Tablets

  • Diovan Tablet should be stored at room temperature protected from moisture and heat.
  • Keep them out of reach and sight of children and pets.

Dosage of Diovan 320mg Tablets

Overdose

Overdose of Diovan Tablet may lead to low blood pressure (symptoms include dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness, blurred vision, etc). Seek urgent medical help if you experience any such symptoms or fee...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Diovan Tablet, take it as soon as you remember, if it is almost time for your next dose then skip the missed dose. Please do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed o...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Diovan Tablet?

A: Diovan Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent or reduce certain other heart problems like a heart attack or stroke.

Q: What lifestyle changes should I make to control high blood pressure?

  • You should plan your diet, consume a balanced diet that has proteins, whole grain fibrous fruits and vegetables.
  • Limit carbohydrate, salt and sugar intake.
  • Exercise regularly and reduce weight.
  • Avoid smoking or drinking.
  • Consult your doctor before starting any diet or food habits.

Q: How to take Diovan Tablet?

A: Diovan Tablet should be taken as directed by your physician. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food.

Q: Can I stop taking Diovan Tablet if I start feeling better and my symptoms are gone?

A: No, do not stop taking Diovan Tablet suddenly, as it could worsen your condition of hypertension. Instead, you should consult your doctor and he/she may adjust your dose as per your needs.
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Expires on or After
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Last Updated on: 24 Jun 2021 | 11:21 AM (IST)

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