I've been taking Diovan for over 5 years. For the last year and a half I've been having a cough with postnasal drip and chest congestion. Every morning I cough up some mucous. I've check out all other possible sources with all kinds of lung tests and no cause can be identified. So I thought that maybe the Diovan might be causing this.
Diovan has been reported to induce cough and shortness of breath, not a post-nasal drip though. These side effects are rare - less than 1%
Have a chat with your doctor - what about allergy??
I have also been on Diovan for 2 years now. I don't have a cough but I do have some mucus buildup in the back of my throat. The onset of this was sudden. It started over this past winter. I thought that it would disappear before the summer but it has not. I have been off the med for a week now and it seems to help. Diovan has a higher incident of cough than other ARBs. I would recommend trying others, such as Benicar or Atacand.
Valsartan that has Diovan in it is the worst BP receptor for a dry cough. My husband had been taking it for some time now, but since the beginning of this year he has the worst nagging dry cough that he ever had. the
only other medicine that caused this to him was Amiodarone and stopped after he stopped taking the medicine. He just went to an Allergist and we just found out that the Diovan is the reason for the dry nagging cough he's been having.
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