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    Diovan HCT (Valsartan/HCTZ)

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Diovan HCT80 mg/12.5 mg
    Diovan HCT160 mg/12.5 mg
    Diovan HCT160 mg/25 mg
    Diovan HCT320 mg/12.5 mg
    Diovan HCT320 mg/25 mg

    Generic Equivalent of Diovan HCT

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Valsartan/HCTZ80 mg/12.5 mg
    Valsartan/HCTZ160 mg/12.5 mg
    Valsartan/HCTZ160 mg/25 mg
    Valsartan/HCTZ320 mg/12.5 mg
    Valsartan/HCTZ320 mg/25 mg


    How and Where to Buy Diovan HCT Online?


    You can buy Diovan HCT and other blood pressure medications such as Benicar HCT and Micaridis HCT online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.

    Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Diovan HCT?


    The brand Diovan HCT also called Co-Diovan comes from Turkey manufactured by Novartis. The generic form of Diovan HCT is valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide and it is available from Canada also called Sandoz Valsartan HCT by Sandoz, India also called Valsava H by Sava Medica, and from United Kingdom by a different manufacturer.

    What Dosages and Forms is Diovan HCT available in?


    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.

    What is 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. 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 Are The Possible Side Effects of Diovan HCT?


    Some of the side effects of this medication may 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). Some serious side effects of the medication include allergic reactions, low blood pressure, decreased or increased levels of potassium in the blood, skin cancer, kidney and liver problems, increased blood sugar, electrolyte imbalance, abdominal pain, decreased white blood cells, unexplained muscle pain, severe skin peeling, especially in mouth and eyes, eye disorders, anemia, inflammation of pancreas, irregular heartbeat, inflammation of vessels with or without pain, respiratory problems, tiredness, confusion and bone marrow failure. These are not all the possible side effects of Diovan HCT. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional as soon as possible.

    Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for 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.

    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.

    Do not use 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)
    • Have experienced an allergic reaction like angioedema 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

    Before taking Diovan HCT, inform 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, sodium or calcium in your blood
    • 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)
    Drug interactions
    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.

    Medications that 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
    • 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
    • Medicines that slow down or speed up the bowel function such as atropine, 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
    • 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
    • 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)

    Diovan HCT Storage and Safety Information


    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.

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