Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects

Please note - some side effects for Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Side Effects of Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide - for the Consumer

Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide:

Dizziness; headache.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); burning, numbness, or tingling; chest pain; confusion; decrease in sexual ability; decreased urination; drowsiness; eye pain; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; hoarseness; joint pain (especially in the big toe); mental or mood changes (eg, depression); muscle pain, tenderness, or cramps; nausea and vomiting; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; restlessness; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness or light-headedness; severe or persistent dry mouth; shortness of breath; sluggishness; swelling of the arms or legs; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, severe or persistent stomach pain, yellowing of the eyes of skin); symptoms of pancreatitis (eg, severe or persistent stomach or back pain, with or without nausea or vomiting); unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual thirst, tiredness, or weakness; unusual weight gain; vision changes (eg, decreased vision clearness).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

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