Can the medication diovan hct 160mg cause men to lose sex drive?
Asked by Isaura Worstel 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 Jospeh Reglin 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 Jadwiga Calija 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 Janiece Glenister 3 months ago.
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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 Stanford Quezad 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 Temika Junious 3 months ago.
follow up with your doctor if you find your med isn't working. Answered by Tawana Alicia 3 months ago.
Generic for Diovan hct?
Asked by Trudie Sliz 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 Clarisa Figueiras 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 Mayra Waxman 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 Desirae Ifft 3 months ago.
Diovan versus Diovan HCT?
This was a health experiment to show how dangerous anonymous health advice can be on this website. Nice job Jerry, but it's pathetic that the RN and PA who answered totally missed the fact that the patient is on prenatal vitamins - before you two professionals keep answering people's questions and keeping up with...
Asked by Vicky Balboa 3 months ago.
This was a health experiment to show how dangerous anonymous health advice can be on this website. Nice job Jerry, but it's pathetic that the RN and PA who answered totally missed the fact that the patient is on prenatal vitamins - before you two professionals keep answering people's questions and keeping up with staying "Top Contributors" how about reviewing what you actually know and letting people see physicians and pharmacists about these types of questions? Yahoo Answers is the worst place to come for health information. Answered by Karma Edelman 3 months ago.
She should be taking the prescribed drug. The HCT one has a diuretic (water pill) added to it. High blood pressure is dangerous if left untreated and very easy to treat. Unless she has a great desire for an early death please tell ger to take the drug. The HCT version will just get rid of ant extra fluid she has like swollen ankles etc. Both drugs are excellent treatments for high blood pressure I hope that helps and here is a link to an article about these drugs. Answered by Jonathan Brugler 3 months ago.
The "HCT" means that the Diovan is combined with a diuretic with a long name, which is called HCTZ. There's growing research that the best way to treat high BP is with TWO meds at the start. The combo pills (like Diovan HCT) make it more convenient for patients. EDIT: Wow. Lose the attitude. Just because a woman is taking prenatals doesn't mean absolutely that they are pregnant. Many women take them for the combination & strength of their ingredients. Also, many women see an OB/GYN and a GP. IF she was pregnant, then it's possible that her GP wouldn't know. Last but not least, patient have the responsibility to ask questions. If a woman is pregnant, "How will this med effect my baby?" Answered by Yevette Lennox 3 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Diovan versus Diovan HCT? My wife got a prescription for Diovan HCT, and I read online that there's also just regular "Diovan". Which of them is better for her, or are either fine for blood pressure? She's only on prenatal vitamins right now, so she doesn't take anything for blood pressure yet. Answered by Augustus Ingrim 3 months ago.
You can get Diovan, Codiovan , Exforge at low prices Medicationtoyou.com Answered by Abbie Giannakopoulo 3 months ago.
Im not so sure your wife should be taking those. Diovan is in a class of drugs called "angiotensin receptor blockers" or ARBs. ARBs have been shown with positive evidence of fetal risk in pregnant women. By the looks of it, your wife is planning on/could be pregnant. Talk to your pharmacist/physician and possibly switch to another choice of drug that will help the blood pressure. But then again, im only 21 years old, im not a nurse or PA, so what do i know? Answered by Francis Dearmon 3 months ago.
Okay well I am 23 yrs old mother of 2 who had 2 c-sections done to me. It really made the weight stay on and my metabolism is very high. The way I lost weight was not to eat any thing until 5pm- 9pm (only hours I eat), drink plenty of liquids. Best food recommend salads light dressing- cut out a lot of bread and don't eat any sweets for a while and u will start to see the difference. I was 215lbs now I am 120lbs. I also exercise my lower body at night and my upper in the morning. Answered by Lyndon Hausman 3 months ago.
Whats the difference bet.diovan hct and diovan hctz?
i've been taking diovan hct 160-25 for high blood pressure for about a year now. recently when i refilled my prescription the pharmacist gave me diovan HCTZ 160-25.since i've been taking it once a day i seem to be dizzy a lot. can someone tell me (in laymans terms), what is the difference between the diovan hct and...
Asked by Sondra Plump 3 months ago.
i've been taking diovan hct 160-25 for high blood pressure for about a year now. recently when i refilled my prescription the pharmacist gave me diovan HCTZ 160-25.since i've been taking it once a day i seem to be dizzy a lot. can someone tell me (in laymans terms), what is the difference between the diovan hct and the diovan hctz? thanks for all answers. Answered by Iola Farner 3 months ago.
The Diovan HCTZ has a diuretic in it. People who retain fluids, like myself, often will have high blood pressure. There is no difference between the two. It's Just made by another company. Have you noticed a difference in size or color of the pill? Both contain a diuretic called hydrochlorothyazide. This is the ingredient that gets rid of excess fluid. Sometimes when pharmacies run out of the generic, they will give you a brand name or one made by another company but there really is no difference. Go to this web site. www.diovan.com. It tells all you need to know about this med. Good luck Answered by Letitia Deniston 3 months ago.
I take Diovan HCT, can I subsitute this medication with Hydralazine HCL?
Asked by Soila Boeri 3 months ago.
No. Your high blood pressure appears to be uncontrolled with just one medicine, and that's why you are probably on 2 meds, diovan + hydrochlorthiazide (HCT). Hydralazine HCl is just one medication. Unlike diovan HCT, hydralazine works for less time, so instead of taking just one pill a day, you'd have to take the hydralazine multiple times throughout the day, so you can't substitute it "one for one." Furthermore, different bp meds are useful for people with different comorbidities. Hydralazine would rarely, if ever, be use as a first-line medication for hypertension. If the problem that makes you want to substitute is the cost, the combination pill diovan HCT can be broken down into HCTZ, which is on the $4 list at chain pharmacies, and the diovan could be substituted for something else that is similar and also on the $4 list. Answered by Clarissa Devoid 3 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: I take Diovan HCT, can I subsitute this medication with Hydralazine HCL? Answered by Towanda Dewolf 3 months ago.
Substitute For Diovan Answered by Nancey Maisonet 3 months ago.
first, if you are planning to switch diovan to other medication, make sure that you have consulted your doctor first. It is important that your doctor will know about it so that he could give you an advice about switching. It is also for you to know if there are possible benefits and risks in switching medication and for you to know if it Hydralazine will be safe for you to take. do a google with pharmacyescrow.org/s3146-s-DIOVAN . I hope this will help you to decide. Answered by Dagny Choute 3 months ago.
it's a combo drug of Diovan, for controlling blood pressure, with Hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) which is a diuretic "water pill" comes in 80/12.5 or 160/25 mg combos Answered by Williams Bumford 3 months ago.
If your Doctor prescribed Diovan for you, you shouldn't substitute anything for it without checking with him to begin with. I was taking Diovan myself, but it wasn't doing anything for my blood pressure, so he switched me to Atenolol, which seems to do the trick. Answered by Neta Lesly 3 months ago.
Can i sustitute diovan hct 160/12.5 for diovan hct 160/25?
Asked by Brett Kogan 3 months ago.
Hey, Your Medication "Diovan HCT" is a combination of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Valsartan is an anti-hypertensive medication that inhibits constriction of blood vessels so your BP does not rise. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which causes you to urinate larger volumes of urine everyday to relieve excess vascular volume and help control your BP. The 160/12.5 stands for 160 mg of valsartan, and 12.5mg of HCT. If you switch to 160/25 the dose of diuretic you are receiving is increased, thus you will urinate even larger volumes of urine over the span of one day. Hypothetically speaking, you can substitute one for the other because because the same diuretic effect will occur, just in different quantities. However, because I do not know the nature of your situation, I recommend you stay with your current prescription until speaking with your doctor because losing too much fluid from the body could have adverse effects (I'm a little unsure as to how you would change your drug regimen without speaking to him/her anyway). Hope that helps some. Best Regards, JC Answered by Sherryl Wentzlaff 3 months ago.
Diovan HCT for hypertension. Have you used it? Was it good for you? Any side effects? Thanks!?
Asked by Brendan Gobrecht 3 months ago.
Yes, I used it. It didn't do any harm, but it didn't do any good either. However, it did have side effects which weren't particularly pleasant. When I discontinued them -as an experiment, I found it impossible to tell (from the records I'd kept) any difference in my B/P's. So I repeated the tests three times, and each time got the same results. By all means try the experiments on yourself; it won't do you the slightest harm. Buy (or borrow) a sleeve-monitor, record your own readings at the same times each day (say 3, -or 4) and I think you'll find it quite impossible to distinguish when you're "on" Diovan, and "off".....interesting, isn't it? NOTE: to JOANNIE Please! disregard your doctor, and come (slowly) off the beta-blocker. This is terribly important. Don't stop taking them suddenly, or you'll get a "bounce" effect. Just take them less frequently and cut the dosage down over 2 or 3 weeks until you're clear of them. The diagnosis of borderline hypertension is tosh. Sheer rubbish. You DON'T need medication, and of all the medications you could have, beta blockers are the absolute worst. They'll make you feel tired, lethargic, and awful. Unlike Diovan (which is harmless and probably does you no good either), beta blockers will both lower your pulse rate and prevent it from rising properly when your body needs it to and this is why more people died (in the ASCOT TRIAL) when on beta-blockers than those who weren't. The Trial was halted because the facts were so stark.. You don't need drugs for "borderline hypertension" and you are taking grave risks with your health by taking beta blockers. Your 'resting' systolic pressure should be roughly "100 + your age".... (give or take about 10 ...it varies all during the day, )that's the normal, average figure for the Western female. If your doctor construes this as marginally hypertensive, he simply is wrong. Answered by Joslyn Gerhart 3 months ago.
I was diagnosed with borderline hypertension this past year at 60. It was the diastolic (bottom #) that was a bit higher.. So right away my doctor perscribes DIOVAN.. Took it as directed, and a month later my pressure was still the same, no different.. Another month, and same. And, I have an HMO and pay 1/2 for all my perscriptions. Diovan has no generic for it and it's very expensive. On the 3rd month, I asked the doc if she could switch me to another drug, that would be generic and less expensive.. Of course she could! I'm now on a beta blocker and my pressure has been in the normal range ever since. I believe that the drug companies who's salesmen visit the docs with their meds, push the doctors to perscribe their drugs first.. Maybe a kickback? Who knows, but long and short, Diovan is expensive and didn't work at all for me.. No side effects from it but then I wasn't on it very long.. Hope my answer helps with your ? :-) Joanie Answered by Genia Lance 3 months ago.
I used to take an ACE inhibitor with hydrochlorothiazide that regulated my blood pressure quite well. This past year, it started going up gradually until I got to 160/100. My doc switched my meds to Diovan HCT. It lowered my systolic pressure slightly, but did not lower my diastolic pressure at all. I had no side effects, but I was only on it for a month. Now I'm trying isradipine (calcium channel blocker). Hope this works for you! Answered by Marjorie Jaycox 3 months ago.
I also used Diovan HCT for close to a year...with no significant results. My blood pressure pretty much stayed the same. 150/90...give or take a few points. Im no longer on it and feel much better..overall..It always made me feel tired and gave me a terrible dry cough.... Currently trying out different alternative supplements to see what works. ... this along with exercising and watching what I eat. .....I would have stayed on it .. if it worked! Answered by Elbert Capinpin 3 months ago.
I cannot lose weight no matter what I do..I think it is the diovan (320)and HCT...possible?
I quit smoking almost 2 yrs ago and initially attributed my weight gain ( 30lbs) to that..however, I think it is my medication that is preventing weight loss..I have asked my doctor if it is necessary to continue on the diovan and hct and he said yes..I started these meds also 2 years ago when my blood pressure was...
Asked by Loren Alphonso 3 months ago.
I quit smoking almost 2 yrs ago and initially attributed my weight gain ( 30lbs) to that..however, I think it is my medication that is preventing weight loss..I have asked my doctor if it is necessary to continue on the diovan and hct and he said yes..I started these meds also 2 years ago when my blood pressure was 176/110..now it is 130/80..I have stopped eating red meat..eliminated desserts..severely curtailed butter from diet..exercised..and my weight does not budge..it is so depressing. I am a 47 yo male and now weigh about 240 Answered by Felicita Gapp 3 months ago.
Yes, weight gain is a side effect from diovan hct. Unfortunately, it is usually not a reason that the doctor will discontinue the drug since the gain usually stabilizes (as yours obviously did at 30 pounds). If you contact me with your email address, I will gladly give you a diet based on Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem (unfortunately, yahoo answer's email system doesn't have enough "characters" to allow me to send the diet through them). You can do it yourself at home. You won't need to measure anything or count calories. It is all already proportioned. It involves all food groups and is based on 1250 calories. Very healthy. I have shared it with many askers on yahoo answers. Hopefully, it will be enough of a calorie change that it will help you shed those extra pounds. Answered by Lianne Artison 3 months ago.
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Okay well I am 23 yrs old mother of 2 who had 2 c-sections done to me. It really made the weight stay on and my metabolism is very high. The way I lost weight was not to eat any thing until 5pm- 9pm (only hours I eat), drink plenty of liquids. Best food recommend salads light dressing- cut out a lot of bread and don't eat any sweets for a while and u will start to see the difference. I was 215lbs now I am 120lbs. I also exercise my lower body at night and my upper in the morning. Answered by Shawnee Roulhac 3 months ago.
I agree with peanutbutter. I think you should ask your doctor if there is another medication that might work as well or better than what you're taking. Your doctor should be as concerned about you being overweight as he is about having high blood pressure. If I were in your shoes, I'd bring this up with him as a health concern, and ask to discuss what options are available. Answered by Estelle Stthomas 3 months ago.
HCT is a water pill, so i doubt that contributes to weight gain.. Most people underestimate how much they eat... Count calories.. for one week.. and average out how much calories you taking in one day.. if you take in more than 2000 calories a day.. you eating too much... most people gain weight because they eat over 2500 calories... Answered by Theresia Glebocki 3 months ago.
i guarantee you that if you excercise at least 3 times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes each session, you will lose weight. if you cannot start of with 20 minutes do less and progress. try an exercise bicyle . it wont help if you do it 1 a week, and you wont lose weight instantly but please do it as it is the only natural way. Answered by Mildred Pasko 3 months ago.
It does sound as if it's your medication. Have you tried cutting out the starch foods? That always does me in. If nothing else, try one of those wieght doctors, maybe he can help in spite of the medication. That's what they do. Answered by Mertie Gawronski 3 months ago.
I would definitely discuss this with your doctor. If he has not helped you solve this problem, odds are you need to go to another doctor. Sriously, your doctor is there to help you. If you feel like you are not getting the help you need, go to someone else. Answered by Sylvia Medieros 3 months ago.
Have you had your thyroid checked. I am having the same problem and found out I had a thyroid problem. I am now on medication and it is slow but it is coming. Answered by Mauricio Pilarz 3 months ago.