ANGIOTENSIN II RECEPTOR BLOCKER (ARB)
Diovan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, and reduction of risk after myocardial infarction. Diovan is also known by its drug name, Valsartan.
Diovan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). ARBs are believed to work by relaxing the blood vessels.
How do I take it?
Diovan is generally taken once or twice daily.
Diovan comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Diovan lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, fatigue, cough, viral infections, electrolyte imbalance, low blood pressure, and pain in the back, joints, or abdomen.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Diovan include fetal toxicity.
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Diovan – Novartis