It is working by preventing the hormone angiotensin II from narrowing the blood vessels, which tends to raise blood pressure. It is angiotensin II receptor antagonist.
Generic name of Diovan is Valsartan.
Brand name of Diovan is Diovan.
Diovan is available in:
- 40mg Min Dosage
- 80mg Low Dosage
- 160mg Standard Dosage
To treat high blood pressure: 80 mg or 160 mg or more once a day. The maximum dosage is 320 mg a day.
To treat heart failure: 40 mg twice a day.
The maximum dosage is 320 mg daily.
Take Diovan tablets orally with or without food.
Do not crush or chew it.
Take Diovan at the same time every day with water.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Diovan suddenly.
Missing a dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Diovan and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Diovan overdosage: fainting, abnormal heartbeats, lightheadedness.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep your medicine container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.