DIOVAN Reviews

Average Rating: 2.0 (767 Ratings)

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 2  High Blood Pressure M 54
80MG 1X D
8/17/2021
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 3  BP Headache,back pain, bloating and belching,irregular heartbeat,fatigue, anxiety. M 47 4 months
80 1X D
5/18/2021
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 1  High blood pressure I starting taking diovan for high blood pressure.it lowered it but the side effects were terrible.tinnitus left ear,severe muscle cramp then muscle spasms,ankles swelled,depression went from a very active person to being lucky to walk with in 3 months.had any amount of blood test that revealed nothing.finally convinced my doctor to take me of diovan.within a month I felt a lot better back playing sport still have some lingering problems M 56 0 months
60mg 1X D
1/19/2021
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 2  High blood pressure Been taking this for 6 months along with Carvedilol (11 mo.) and haven't achieved a constant normal reading. Yes, pressure does go up and down during the day but mine is not at a satisfactory level for taking these two meds with a water pill every other day . My PC/ Cardiologist insists that this combination works and ups the amount whenever the blood pressure elevated to a high 210/110 which is a very crazy number for me. Symptoms like extreme anxiety, constant coughing and not able to walk more than 30 mins. without getting tired. I felt so much better before I started taking these meds. If you really need to take this since your blood pressure is much too high then talk to your Dr. about the side effects (they usually don't go over side effects) and read the drug literature closely. F 76 6 months
80 mg 2X D
10/20/2020
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 1  High blood pressure Severe backache, joints pain, fatigue, insomnia might be due to pains Not recommended if you feel such side effects F 41 60 days
80mg 1X D
8/7/2020
 2  Blood pressure Hmm, ankle swell up, chest pain,dizziness, back pain, side pain, anxiety and heart beat...don't know what to do again cos my doctor don't agree that all these are from Diovan M 45 8 weeks
40MG
5/27/2020
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 4  For High BP Acute sinisitus Severe throat pain Anxiety Shoulder pain M 49 0 years
80mg
4/15/2020
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 1  High blood pressure Joint pain feeling depressed and feel really ill F 71 3 weeks
80mg
1/7/2020
 1  Bp Anxiety, racing heart at night, heart palpitations, chest pain, extreme fatigue, chronic cough, sleepiness M 51 6 days
80
12/8/2019
 1  bp Joint pain, depression, rapid weight loss, blurred vision, skin rash, this poison ruined my lfe. M 78 60 days
40 mg
11/27/2019
 1  High Blood Pressure Took Valsartan 40mg for 7 days. Gave me a cough and raised my BP instead of lowering it. My bottom BP number was higher than it was before. +100 which I never had issues with before. And my pulse rate was in the 40ís a couple times. Then one time setting for 15 minutes relaxing my pulse was 78 BP 168/110. So my pulse was erratic too. My resting pulse is usually in the 60s without meds. I have now been off of Valsartan for 14 days and have had intermittent dizziness/ vertigo since I stopped it. Also still dealing with the dry hacky cough. Canít find any info on the internet that will tell me how long to expect these after effects to stick around. This so called medicine is more of a poison in my opinion. F 66 7 days
40 MG
11/8/2019
 4  High blood pressure Im the one that submitted the review on 10/19/2019 . Please read the side effects there. I wanted to add some info . At first my cardiologist insisted that i take metropolol 50mg last march 2019 but my bp spikes (180/110) continued for 6 months and metropolol literally made my life very very difficult . I couldnt walk for more than 10 minutes without my bp spiking along with breathlessness and extreme fatigue severe insomnia and severe anxiety. I went to another cardiologist and he had me discontinue meteopolol gradually (must be tapered or you risk rebound high bp and super palpitations or worst heart attack) he had me take losartan 50mg then switched to diovan 80mg which i cut in half now with very good results. NOTE: diovan will take up to 2 weeks to fully control your bp as i found out at the first week i still had bp spikes but it remained 110/70 after 2 weeks sometimes as low as 99/60. I also found out Vitamin B conplex supplements trigger palpitations so i stopped them. I take Magnesium oxide 400mg soft gels once a day and ashwagandha now after dinner with very good results i fall asleep after an hour without difficulty and theres no need for sleep aid etc (WARNING: Melatonin can lead to asthma like symptoms i found out the hard way 3 times i had difficulty breathing please do not use melatonin if you are unfit or deppressed. studies published in the net state melatonin can inflame your lung passages hence the asthma like symptoms. Almost 0 anxiety besides normal day M 43 30 days
40mg
10/20/2019
 4  High blood pressure At first i took 80mg diovan (novartis) and my bp was stable at 110/70 but it would dip to 99/60 during peak effect along with weakness in both knees (cramps too) and sometimes my right thigh too, muscle pain on chest . Felt really tired at 5PM onwards with mild diarrhea(2 to 3 times a day) and bloating. I rolled the dice and cut the 80mg in half and thank God our Lord Jesus Christ our Great Healer and Savior bp is still stable 110/70 sometimes 99/60 with very negligible side effects , i dont have diarrhea anymore and gas is back to normal levels. Weakness of knees virtually gone except when I get too tired. No more insomnia . I take it with food in the morning along with fish oil. Diovan has an advantage over losartan because losartan's blood pressure lowering effect diminishes at night when taken in the morning once a day . Diovan keeps it low but the side effects can REALLY affect quality of life. Some people have are slow metabolizers of this drug and may only need half of the manufacturer recommended dosage please ask your doctor before changing dosages . M 43 30 days
40mg
10/19/2019
 1  Bp Extreme fatigue. Spells of racing heart. M 54 2 years
9/15/2019
 3  High blood pressure I am very very, healthy. Workout everyday. Eat a DASH diet. Am not overweight, all tests come back great. But for some reason I have astronomically high blood pressure. I have been on every medication and nothing lowered it. It would be about 165/95. Finally on this medication I am able to control my bp. Except I have hypochondria so the side effects scare me to death. My legs give out all the time if I get up to fast, Iím always tired, but other then that.. thereís really not any side effects. Itís the one medication to bring my bp down to 120/83 F 24 3 months
320 mg
9/11/2019
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 1  HBP Feeling both anxious and profoundly depressed...Muscles went into such deep spasm that I literally could not get out of bed. Shaking uncontrollably at times and couldn't stop crying due to the physical pain, Would rather be dead than take any drug with side effects as terrible as this has caused me. Day #1, no problem, Day #2, couldn't sleep and by Day #3 bad backache which eventually led into full body pain and a back that was completely in spasm. Should have stopped after day #3. Now I'm done! F 76 7 days
80 mg 1X D
8/16/2019
 2  High blood pressure A short time after I take Valsartan I feel off kilter than I begin sputtering my speech. speech. Finally I sometimes find it hard to concentrate become fatigued others times I become agitated. F 72 74 days
80
7/18/2019
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 1  Hypertension At first BP normalized. Than episodes of waves of feeling unwell, heartpalitations, tight chest. Ended up 7 times in Emergency with sensation of having heart attack in the early morning waking up from nightmares and BP spikes of 200/110. Chronic cough and sore throat. After a few hours surviance and tests no diagnoses could be found. Dr. Recommended anxiety medication plus meds for possible acid reflex. I refused to take medication for side effects. Dr. dismissed cause could be diovan. Being reassured of a strong heart I stopped taking Diovan. Monitoring my BP continued with leftover amlodipine. Not a perfect reading, systolic high, diastolic ok. Going to ask for more blood and thyroid tests and pushing to find a cause rather than treating symptoms. I am an active energetic senior and feel strong and healthy. F 77 12 months
160mg
7/1/2019
 1  high bp shortness of breath, chest tight, body pain, sinus congestion, ab and stomach pain M 64 6 weeks
160 mg 1X D
5/30/2019
 1  High Blood Pressure Horrible neuropathy in arms and legs with edema in both ankles. Been off it for 3 weeks, swelling down but pins and needles in hands and feet still bad, hoping it goes away soon. Be wary of this drug, did lower BP but now working on taking care of that through diet and exercise. M 45 3 months
80 MG 1X D
5/15/2019
  

DIOVAN  (VALSARTAN):  Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to improve the chance of living longer after a heart attack. In people with heart failure, it may also lower the chance of having to go to the hospital for heart failure. Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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