- Are Norvasc and Diovan the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Norvasc?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Diovan?
- What Is Norvasc?
- What Is Diovan?
- What Drugs Interact with Norvasc?
- What Drugs Interact with Diovan?
- How Should Norvasc Be Taken?
- How Should Diovan Be Taken?
Are Norvasc and Diovan the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Norvasc?
Common side effects of Norvasc include:
- swelling (edema) of the ankles or feet,
- tired feeling,
- abdominal or stomach pain, or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Diovan?
Common side effects of Diovan include:
- flu symptoms,
- upper respiratory infection,
- cold symptoms (cough, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat),
- stomach pain,
- blurred vision,
- itching or skin rash,
- back pain, and
- joint pain.
What Is Norvasc?
What Is Diovan?
- lower high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children, 6 to 16 years of age.
- treat heart failure in adults. In these patients, Diovan may lower the need for hospitalization that happens from heart failure.
- improve the chance of living longer after a heart attack (myocardial infarction) in adults.
Diovan is not for children under 6 years of age or children with certain kidney problems.
What Drugs Interact With Norvasc?
Norvasc may interact with other blood pressure medications.
What Drugs Interact With Diovan?
How Should Norvasc Be Taken?
How Should Diovan Be Taken?
Diovan is available as tablets for oral administration in strengths of 40, 80, 160 or 320 mg of valsartan. Usual beginning dose is a total of 80 mg per day, but this may vary. For children with pediatric hypertension (ages 6–16), the dose is weight based at 1.3 mg per Kg weight not to exceed 40 mg per day.
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