Drug interactions between Diovan and valsartan
Interactions between your drugs
- Diovan is in the drug class angiotensin receptor blockers.
- Diovan is used to treat the following conditions:
- Valsartan is a member of the drug class angiotensin receptor blockers.
- Valsartan is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Diovan (valsartan), 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.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Angiotensin II inhibitors
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'angiotensin II inhibitors' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'angiotensin II inhibitors' category:
- valsartan (active ingredient in Diovan (valsartan))
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
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