Diovan® (valsartan) is a prescription drug approved for several uses, including:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treating congestive heart failure
- Helping to improve survival rates for people who have had a heart attack.
This medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken once or twice a day. Viral infection, cough, and dizziness are some of the most common side effects. However, most people are able to take it without any problems. Diovan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).
(To learn more about this medication, including how it works, other side effects, and why it may not be the right choice for certain people, click Diovan.)