Diovan Oral Tablet 160Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Diovan: Oral tablet (160mg)

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Diovan 160mg Tab
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: DX  |  NVR

What is this Medicine?

VALSARTAN (val SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is also used to treat patients with heart failure and patients who have had a heart attack.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Diovan: Oral tablet(160mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Diovan 160mg Tablet

NDC: 000780359
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hypertension, Heart Failure, Reduction Of Cardiovascular Mortality

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Diovan 160mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_6469.JPG
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: DX  |  NVR
Shape: oval
Color: orange

Reported Side Effects for Diovan 160mg Tablet

Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Potassium Level Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Diovan 160mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Diovan 160mg Tablet(Valsartan)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Valsartan)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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