Interactions between your selected drugs
valsartan ↔ levocetirizine
Applies to: Diovan (valsartan), Xyzal (levocetirizine)
Using levocetirizine together with valsartan may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
Diovan (valsartan) interacts with more than 100 other drugs.
Xyzal (levocetirizine) interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
valsartan ↔ food
Applies to: Diovan (valsartan)
If you are taking valsartan you should avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without first talking to your doctor. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. High levels of potassium can cause weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.
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