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.
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)
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