Fruits and vegetables are high in potassium and form a big part of a healthy diet. My doctor said to avoid bananas. But almost all good food contain potassium, including poultry and fish, apricots, etc. Is this a serious concern with Diovan? I understand that potassium lowers blood pressure, the reason I take Diovan.
1 Aug 2009
Diovan can increase potassium levels in the blood in some patients so there is a warning in the patient information about potassium supplements and salt substitutes.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking Diovan, unless your doctor has told you to.
Some foods also contain significant levels of potassium, so it is certainly worth considering.
Here is a link to the Potassium Content Of Foods List so you know what you are dealing with...
- Diovan Information for Consumers
- Diovan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Diovan (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
1 answer • 17 Jun 2009
Since Klor-con 8 Meq, and Diovan should be avoided, in combination. what is drugs of choice compatible with Klor-con for potassium and Diovan. I am ...
1 answer • 21 Aug 2012
What type of food that we eat is the same as we take Potassium chloride?
1 answer • 26 Feb 2015
... take 40 - 50 MG of Furosemide daily. I find the Potassium Chloride irritates my stomach. I have stomach ulcer
1 answer • 8 May 2015