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 1  Hypertension Hypertension is controlled but i feel tingling and numbness at my extremities. And incontinence also i am noticing F 54 2 days
80mg 1X D
 1  High Blood Pressure I have only taken Valsartan HCT (Diovan) for 8 days and will not take even 1 more pill. I have been very dizzy every day, so I didn't feel good and haven't left the house to even go for a walk or drive my car. Today, the 8th day, my back started hurting. I see other people have this complaint too, so I've had enough! I was on Losartan HCTZ for a long time and didn't have any problems. After learning they believed it made Corona Virus symptoms worse, I switched to Amlodipine, but it made my feet swell. After my blood pressure suddenly spiked, I was then prescribed Valsartan (Diovan) and after only 8 days this pill changed the quality of my life and I won't ever take it again. F 75 8 days
320 mg/25 1X D
 1  Blood Pressure Developed most side effects. This drug has ruined my life. I am not the same. Almost a year and face is still swollen and scarred. F 65 11 months
 1  High Blood Pressure About a month after beginning this drug I began to experience severe lower back and leg pain that ranged from cramps, to tingling to numbness. Couldn't sleep. Hot, then cold, hot, then cold. Increased two clothing sizes from weight gain. NUMEROUS doctor visits and tests to try to determine the problem. Had everything from full blood panel, to EKG, to colonoscopy. When I asked the doctor if my symptoms could be a side effect of any drugs I was taking I was ASSURED it could not be. My poor husband has been living with a monster due to my constant irritability and roller coaster emotional state. After a particularly horrific night I decided to research every prescription drug I am taking and found this site. Everyone's symptoms described are almost an identical checklist of what I have experienced the last eight months. Stopped taking this poison two days ago. F 44 8 months
 1  High blood pressure Intense tingling in my legs. I thought it was csused by nerve damage in my back. It was so bad O was afraid I would have to have another back surgery. It didn't take long for the tingling to get better. It's now 95% better. What a relief. F 60 1 years
 1  High blood pressure Intense tingling in my legs. I thought it was csused by nerve damage in my back. It was so bad O was afraid I would have to have another back surgery. It didn't take long for the tingling to get better. It's now 95% better. What a relief. F 60 1 years
 4  HBP The Medicine really help with my BP but have a rash out this world and the iching is driving me crazy. It really help but I have a serious rash and can't stop itching F 45 1 days
 1  High blood pressure Lower back pain have trouble standing very long without having to sit down I can't walk very long either it has to be the meds was OK before taking them I'm going to stop taking them and see if my pain gets back to normal will let everyone know if my pain go away M 63 1 days
 4  Systolic hypertension I have back pain and sinus problems, but Diovan HCT controls my blood pressure well. I tried Valsartan and my blood pressure increased to dangerous levels after only a few days. I had to go back to Diovan. How can a brand drug lower my blood pressure and a generic version (that everyone keeps telling me is identical) make my blood pressure increase? F 69 7 years
 1  Hbp I saw new doctor she said she wanted me to try Diovan all I can say the side effects were horrible! Dizziness, emotional, chills,frequent urination,headache type migraine, no energy couldn't handle it anymore stopped it and went back to lisinopril which never gave me any side effects F 37 10 days
 3  high blood pressure Diovan worked to maintain my blood pressure but I experiened horribly debilitating leg cramps and spasms that I just recently found was because of this medication. Frequently during the day and especially at night. 8 days
160/25 mg
 3  HBP Ichy skin, rashes I was on lisinipril but got scared after my brother came down with angioadema and was in intensive care for six weeks after being on lisinipril for 6 months. So I asked the doctor to switch me to diovan. I was fine on diovan for the first two months Bllod pressure remains at 117/79. But the ichy skin and rashes are driving me crazy. The rash is now on my scalp and I can't do anything to my hair or put any product in it. Thinking about switching back to lisinipril although I think the lisinipril kept my BP too low. 106/67. F 54 3 months
80/12.5 1X D
 1  hypertension Headaches,tired all the time, vision problems,dizziness,anxiety,blood pressure still high, frequent urination,flushing,pain in back of head,palpitations, and pounding in my chest like heart wanted to come out After going to the ER 8 times to 4 different hospitals and no doctor could explain what was wrong with me, I decided to investigate for myself on the net about Diovan, and to my surprise I read all the side effects and these symptoms all these other people were feeling,was just exactly what i have been feeling.I have been having these episodes of panic attacks and flushing,horrible!I tell u! I am an active soccer,working,zumba mom.and did not know why all of a sudden i felt so tired and started having these episodes of anxiety and panic attacks.I have Lupus,Fybromyalgia as well and i was blaming it on that.My Lupus doctor said it wasnt my Lupus or Fybro.I had many blood test,2 ct scans,an MRI,urine tests,xrays and no one could find anything!! I have called my doctors and i stopped this medicine today, I hope this solves my problems,because i felt like i was going to die! F 39 5 months
320 MG
 1  High blood pressure Excessive weight gain - over 55 pounds, especially belly fat; extremely exhausted no matter how much sleep I get; hot flashes or flushing; difficulty concentrating & making decisions; feel overwhelmed; leg and foot cramps; extreme leg muscle weakness; joint pain-hips & knees; chronic sinus problems; thick mucus in back of throat especially in a.m.; hoarseness; little blister like pimples on cheeks; shortness of breath with very little exertion; constant feeling of being unhealthy and now with last blood work, my blood sugar is elevated; and this med does not actually control my blood pressure. I have complained to my Dr. for a long time about this drug. Instead of changing it, she suggests adding something else, which will undoubtedly have more side effects - no way. As time goes on, side effects seem to become more extreme and more of them. Guess I should have changed my Dr. long before now. Would like someone to heal me instead of causing new problems with bad drugs. Her response is that most people tolerate it well. One of the known side effects is elevated blood sugar but she denies that - says it is because of my weight gain. Unable to work out or snow ski or enjoy life like I used to because I am so heavy and feel so bad. F 62 9 years
160/25mg 1X D
 2  moderate blood pressure The blood pressure didn't change much , have shortness of breath, terrible leg swelling, tirednes. F 36 8 months
 3  high blood pressure Hair loss. , weight gain around the middle, vision loss, hip pain and unable to walk any distance, increased tiredness wanting to sleep frequently Blood pressure is down but side effects are horrible.... I now have very thin hair and a thick waistline. .. F 72 1 days
40 mg
 1  High Blood Pressure Edema, Severe Sweating, Endocrine Imbalance, Ligament & Muscle pain & tears shoulder, knee and hip; Severe Neuromuscular Pain F 66 7 years
40 mg 2X D
 2  high blood pressure Im always pulfitating,low pulse rate,.. It is good for me F 37 1 days
 3  High Blood Pressure Pain in my ankle, shoulder and fingers. Unable to wear heals anymore I have to walk and draw my feet, at times I can hardle stand..Its hurt so bad. the only good thing is that my pressure is down but if the ankle pain go away I am good ..that's the only side effect I have.. F 41
25mg 1X D
 5  Hypertension Urinating often during the day and in the night. Help to maintain my blood pressure F 56 4 years

DIOVAN HCT  (HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; VALSARTAN):  This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This product contains two medications: valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine, which helps your body get rid of extra salt and water.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)