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Diovan HCT 160mg/12.5mg

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Diovan HCT (valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide) Medication Information

Uses

Diovan HCT is a combination medication that has an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and a diuretic and it is used to treat high blood pressure. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several different strengths:

  • 80/12.5 mg
  • 160/12.5 mg
  • 160/25 mg
  • 320/12.5 mg
  • 320/25 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Diovan HCT include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nasopharyngitis 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Diovan HCT.

Precautions

In patients who are dehydrated, they are at risk of developing an exacerbation when taking Diovan HCT, so this should be corrected prior to starting therapy.

Thiazide diuretics, like the one in Diovan HCT can cause an exacerbation of lupus. 

There is a risk of developing angle-closure glaucoma when taking Diovan HCT.

Interactions

A common drug interaction with Diovan HCT includes:

  • Alcohol
  • Antidiabetic drugs
  • Cholestyramine
  • Corticosteroids
  • Lithium
  • NSAIDs

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Diovan HCT. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (59-86 ºF). Protect from moisture and keep in a tight container. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Diovan HCT can be titrated to best meet your blood pressure needs. 
  • You can experience low blood pressure with Diovan HCT, so monitor your blood pressure. 
  • Do not take potassium supplements without first speaking with your doctor if you are taking Diovan HCT.

Diovan HCT FAQs

When should I take Diovan HCT?

Because Diovan HCT contains a diuretic, it is recommended to take it in the morning to avoid having to urinate at night. 

 

Does Diovan HCT cause frequent urination?

Diovan HCT contains a diuretic, so it will increase urination frequency.

 

Can you take Diovan HCT twice a day?

Diovan HCT should be taken once a day.

 

What are the side effects of Diovan HCT?

The most common side effects are headache, dizziness, diarrhea, back pain, and stomach pain.

 

Can you eat bananas with Diovan HCT?

Because of the risk for increased levels of potassium, it is best to avoid foods that contain potassium, like bananas, until you speak with a doctor. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Diovan HCT {package insert}. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis Pharmaceutical Co.; 2011.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/020818s049lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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