I took this for the first time yesterday and it took my pressure from 155/91 down to 88/48 within an hour and a half.. I was very light headed for about 2 1/2 hours and now am terrified to take it again.
18 Oct 2010
This is a typically common side effect when first starting Diovan HCP. Did your doctor or pharmacist warn you of this?
Typically this only lasts for only a few doses - if it continues see your doctor.
Do not cut the tablet in half without checking with your doctor first - you should check with your doctor if you are worried.
It is important that after you have taken your next dose you do not get up quickly after sitting or lying down and try to avoid activities that require concentration for the next few days as your body adjusts.
- Diovan Information for Consumers
- Diovan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Diovan (detailed)
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2 answers • 18 May 2010
I would like to know if diovan 160 mg. is the same strength as avalide 150-12.5 mg.?
1 answer • 26 Jan 2011
I take Diovan 160 without the diueretic. I feel somewhat dizzy after I take it. The dizziness goes away by bedtime. Could Diovan be the cause?
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