Can the medication diovan hct 160mg cause men to lose sex drive?
Asked by Nora Sparks 3 months ago.
Diovan is valsartan and is an antihypertensive. Any medication a man takes to lower his blood pressure has the potential to cause impotence. Diovan however is much less likely to cause this than the older beta blockers such as Tenormin which is atenolol. If this just started along with the Diovan then he needs to be very honest with the doctor as dosages can be adjusted or new meds can be tried which don't cause this side effect. Also, in some men the impotence goes away after a month or so on the high blood pressure med. as it takes some time for the body to get adjusted. Diovan is available in three strenghts of 80 mg., 160 mg., and 320 mg. So he is taking a middle dose as all three are designed as a once a day dosing. Maybe if he did other things such as reduce his sodium intake and try to exercise a little as well as some weight loss if needed he could with his physician's ok take a lower dose of Diovan such as the 80 mg tablet. I personally know a man who takes 320 mg. of Diovan each day and has for years and has absolutely no problems whatsoever at all in the sexual area. Each man is different and there are so many antihypertensives which each class working on a different system that there isn't any reason why any man should be impotent due to taking a high blood pressue pill. There are calcium channel blockers, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors and others which all produce the same result - lowered blood pressure. If you're sure Diovan is the cause then he must talk to his doctor. Answered by Dannie Moser 3 months ago.
Is it an OTC or prescription med. I can't find it in my prescription book under diovan hct. Is that generic? I can help more if you can give me the correct med name. Answered by Rayna Karg 3 months ago.
Yes, absolutely! Blood pressure medicines are notorious for causing erectile dysfunction and that can psychologically render a man with a decreased libido. Answered by Winona Steins 3 months ago.
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Diovan and gout?
my father has had gout for years and I mean years. my husband has the very same symptons that my father does. He cant walk or use his hands most of the time. They did give him some kind of gout test and they said it was not gout. But they dont know why this is happening.So someone is hurting everyday constantly...
Asked by Shera Laroque 3 months ago.
my father has had gout for years and I mean years. my husband has the very same symptons that my father does. He cant walk or use his hands most of the time. They did give him some kind of gout test and they said it was not gout. But they dont know why this is happening.So someone is hurting everyday constantly and the dang doctors(he has been to 3) cant tell him what is wrong so they recently put him on celebrex also. If they dont know what the problem why would they prescribe him certain meds? Answered by Tania Barda 3 months ago.
Hi, Diovan (valsartin) is a blood pressure lowering medicine that is given for people who are hypertensive, or have had an MI with left venticular dysfunction (side that pumps oxygen rich blood to the rest of the body) or left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Valsartin has nothing to do with gout. The swelling you describe is NOT gout. Does your husband have comfirmed gout or were you just wondering if this was a new case of gout caused by the meds? Gout is a crystal arthopathy (joint disease) caused by a build up of uric acid in the blood stream (usually caused by eating purine rich food or too much alcohol.) Gout classically causes SEVERE pain of the hallux (big toe) on one foot or the other, pain in the knee or pain in the hands. The textbooks describe this pain as 'exquisite' and my father (who suffers from gout) agrees with this term. Gout suffers can't walk and can't even stand the pain of a single loose sheet touching the affected part. Gout is treated in the acute phase with pain killers such as NSAIDS and paracetamol (USA = acetaminophen) and in the long-term with a drug called 'allopurinol' which stops for the formation of uric acid. However, back to the question ... The short answer is, yes. But, don't stop him taking the medicine (your husband is NOT having an allegic reaction to the diovan as that would show up in minutes and would be ambulance type event!) It sounds like he has developed oedema and needs a diuretic added to his regime. (Can you press fairly firmly on the shin bone above the ankle and does the swelling stay in the depressed position for a while?) Have him go back to the doctors or call the pharmacy and report what is happening and see what they think. [The preceeding was NOT medical advice as I'm not licensed yet :-) ] Answered by Theron Perch 3 months ago.
Side Effects Of Diovan Hct Answered by Shakira Challen 3 months ago.
first thing you have to know is that articulations swelling is a symptom and not a disease, in the other hand gout is a disease caused by uric acid in the articulations, even when it is a very rare side effect of Diovan it can cause arthritis and edema i think the best thing to do is have some test to check if your hubby's kidneys are working the way they supposed (high blood pressure attacks the kidneys) and blood test. Oh and of course he has to keep taking the medicine for the blood pressure. So go to your doctor and tell him about the swelling so he indicates the best way to find what is causing the swelling. Good luck. Answered by Trenton Bighorse 3 months ago.
Gout is a condition where uric acid crystals build up in the body. This can happen in the area of the big toe and cause a lot of pain. Our foods contain purines; some foods are higher in this than others. The doctor may place you on a lower purine diet (of which they will usually provide you a list of foods to avoid. There is also medications that can lower the uric acid in the blood Here an alternative way to cure gout? Answered by Tinisha Lucy 3 months ago.
Going by what you said in some of your previous posts, it sounded like you might not need to be taking them any longer. Still, it's always advisable to consult with your physician first before making any changes. It's quite possible you still need to take the low dose of your bp medicine even though you've made positive changes in your lifestyle and your blood pressure is lower than it was. Eight years was a long time to be on them and your body is probably pretty used to the medicine. Perhaps it has something to do with your family history and the nature of your blood pressure problem. At any rate, definitely discuss this with your doctor before staying off them. The reason you got sick and felt dizzy could very well have been from fighting off a head cold, but why take chances with something as important as your health? Btw, I'm glad to see you back on here after your short absence. You would have been very missed. Answered by Nova Rightley 3 months ago.
I would suggest stop taking it and see a doctor. Since it is considered a serious side effect, see below. side effects: Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: * feeling light-headed, fainting; * swelling, rapid weight gain; * fast or pounding heartbeats; * urinating less than usual, or not at all; * jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or * dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, restless feeling, confusion, nausea, vomiting, increased urination, muscle pain or weakness, fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions). Answered by Andre Levitz 3 months ago.
Can diovan and a pottasium pill takin together?
are you suppose to take a possitam pill along with your diovan
Asked by Amanda Bunn 3 months ago.
Diovan (generic name Valsartan) is a medication used to lower high blood pressure. It acts at the kidneys by blocking a hormone called Angiotensin II. Angiotensin II normally retains sodium but gets rid of potassium. So, if you block it, you will hold on to potassium and will get rid of sodium (along with water). This works to lower blood pressure. A side effect of Diovan is that it can cause high potassium levels (since you don't get rid of it as well). For this reason, taking a potassium pill in addition, may cause you to have high levels of potassium. Some Diovan preparations come with additional diuretic medication (water-pill) called Hydrochlorothiazide. If you have this combination of Diovan, you may get rid of the additional potassium. However, in either case, you should speak with your physician to bring his attention to possible high potassium levels (also called hyperkalemia). You do not want potassium to be too elevated because this can result in you having heart arrythmias. Answered by Vern Crabill 3 months ago.
Is Diovan (valsartan) a substitute for Altace?
Asked by Carey Salamacha 3 months ago.
Diovan (valsartan) belongs to a family of medications known as angiotensin II receptor blockers. These medicines are used to lower mild to moderate hypertension (high blood pressure). They work by relaxing blood vessels. Angiotensin II is a chemical that the body releases to cause the constriction of blood vessels. Valsartan blocks the action of angiotensin II, resulting in the relaxation of the blood vessels. This relaxation causes the blood pressure to drop. The full effects of valsartan are usually seen within about four weeks. Valsartan may be used alone or in combination with a diuretic (water pill). Altace is indicated in patients 55 years or older at high risk of developing a major cardiovascular event because of a history of coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, or diabetes that is accompanied by at least one other cardiovascular risk factor (hypertension, elevated total cholesterol levels, low HDL levels, cigarette smoking, or documented microalbuminuria), to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes. Altace can be used in addition to other needed treatment (such as antihypertensive, antiplatelet or lipid-lowering therapy). Diovan (valsartan) is not a substitute for Altace.You should contact your doctor for more information. Answered by Shakia Baptiste 3 months ago.
What is the peak time on diovan hct?
diovan hct is taken at 8:00 am when will it's peak effect occur
Asked by Luci Foste 3 months ago.
Diovan isn't used for infectious diseases, so why is your question posted in this category? Diovan HCT is a combination drug and the active ingredients are valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCT). The peak plasma concentration time for valsartan is 2-4 hours, for HCT 1 to 2.5 hours. If the med is taken at 0800, peak time would be at approximately 1030 to 1100. Answered by Alyse Shanberg 3 months ago.
follow up with your doctor if you find your med isn't working. Answered by Howard Padgett 3 months ago.
Is ther a Generic blood pressure pills like Diovan?
Asked by Raymonde Condo 3 months ago.
Generic Diovan There is currently no generic version of Diovan for sale on the market. The earliest that a generic for Diovan could be available is 2012, when the patent for Diovan expires. Drugs that are advertised as "generic Diovan" are fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous. Until there is an approved generic available, you should not buy any generic for Diovan. Answered by Barbie Magoun 3 months ago.
The generic brand is called Valsartan...... Answered by Isela Vanderlaan 3 months ago.
Has anyone switched from Diovan 80 mg to a generic that worked the same?
I know Diovan is not in a generic, so what other drug would be the same.
Asked by Floy Abdul 3 months ago.
Diovan is in the family of drugs know as the Sartan drugs or an angiotensin II receptor Blocker. As for other drugs in this class - Atacand - Avapro - Benicar - Cozaar -Micardis -Tevetan Unfortunately None of the drugs in this class are available as a generic as of yet. How ever a drug class that is very similar to this class the ACE inhibitors has a number of generic drugs available. This class of medications usually are more effective that the Ag II inhibitors however, their is one side effect that does bother some people enough that they will be switched to a Ag II inhibitors. The cough is a dry non-productive cough. Drugs in this class available as generic include: - Quinapril - Lisinopril - Captopril - Enalapril - Benasapril - Fosinopril I hope this info helps Answered by Scot Calder 3 months ago.
Some people just don't react the same to generics as they do name brands. Not because the main ingredient is different, but because of the fillers that they put into the pills. Some people that have come to my pharmacy seem to do better with the name brands, some are fine with the generics. Others I have swear to the generics saying they work better than the brand names. For the most part, the only difference in generics and name brand is just the cost of the medication. There are some companies that make their name brands and their generics. If the generic is not working out for you, contact your doctor. If your insurance company is not name brand friendly, have your doctor write a DAW (dispense as written) on your prescription and have them prior authorize the prescription with the insurance company before you get to the pharmacy to prevent any delays. I went from the Wellbutrin XL 300 to the Buproprion Sr 150, sure I have to take it more, but my insurance covers it. Now, this was before the budeprion 300 came out... so I don't know how that one is. Several of our customers are on it with out complaint. Good luck with your endevors. Answered by Andrew Clarke 3 months ago.
Any side effects or problems with Diovan in this case?
A friend of mine hates taking prescsription drugs, and just got Diovan. Anything bad about it or any drug interactions with anything? All she takes right now are prenatal vitamins.
Asked by Nita Cherenfant 3 months ago.
Diovan is the trade name for Valsartan, and it's technically an Angiotensin II receptor antagonist which is used for high blood pressure, heart failure and a number of other conditions. It shouldn't be used in pregnancy or breast feeding because it can cross the placenta and cause problems with the baby. Side effects are usually mild. Sometimes it can work too well and cause low blood pressure which manifests as dizziness and possibly fainting. Caution is advised using them in combination with a massively long list of other prescribed drugs that's really too long to go into here, but the doctor will avoid prescribing them together. What might be imprortant to note is that taking alcohol with it can lead to low blood pressure, so it might be something to keep an eye on. There should be no problem with taking vitamins at the same time. Overall it's a very safe and effective class of drugs. Answered by Charise Burlson 3 months ago.
Generic for Diovan hct?
Asked by Patrina Morvant 3 months ago.
Diovan HCT has two ingredients: valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is available as generic; valsartan is not. In fact, no drug from the angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARBs, the group to which valsartan belongs) is currently available as generic. However, there are several medications that are similar to (but not the same as) valsartan that are available as generic: enalapril, lisinopril, captopril - from the ACEI (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor) group. Answered by Ruthann Lurvey 3 months ago.
As far as I know neither Tricor or Diovan HCT are available as generics. Tricor is fenofibrate and is also available as Triglide, Lofibra, and Antara--all with similar dosing (~130-160 mg per day, except for Lofibra capsules which are 200 mg per day). I would guess the prices are all similar, but you could ask your pharmacist to check. I also don't know if there have been any studies comparing the different formulations--some might be better than others. Diovan HCT is a combination of hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan. Hydrochlorothiazide is available as a generic, but valsartan is not (and no other drugs in its class--angiotension II receptor blockers--are either). I don't know if taking them separately would save you money or not--you could ask your pharmacist. If you're looking to save money, you should mention that to your doctor. There are a lot of older blood pressure medications (i.e., off patent) that may not work quite as well or have some minor side effects, but are still effective. There is a much smaller list of drugs available for lowering cholesterol since it is a problem that was only recognized relatively recently. The only ones available as generics are gemfibrozil, the bile acid binders (cholestyramine, cholestipol), and the statins. I don't know how useful the first two are, but the statins have a proven track record. I don't know how they compare with newer drugs like fenofibrate though. Lovastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin are all available as generics and there are a couple (Lipitor, Lescol) that aren't. Answered by Jae Caro 3 months ago.
Diovan HCT is Diovan combined with hydrochlorothiazide. You might try Hyzaar, which is Cozaar combined with hydrochlorothiazide. They're both ARBs (angiotensin-II receptor blockers). Answered by Rufina Derensis 3 months ago.