Diovan HCT Drug Interactions

Diovan HCT Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Diovan HCT is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
When taking Diovan HCT with alcohol, your blood pressure may decrease too much. Talk with your healthcare provider about drinking alcohol while taking Diovan HCT in your particular situation.
 
Aliskiren
Combining Diovan HCT with aliskiren may increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, kidney problems (including kidney failure), and dangerously high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). In general, such combinations are usually avoided. If it is necessary to take such medications together, very close monitoring will be required.
 
Aliskiren and Diovan HCT should never be combined in people with diabetes, because they may have a higher risk for these complications. Also, this combination is not recommended for people with moderate-to-severe kidney problems.  
 
ACE Inhibitors
Combining Diovan HCT with an ACE inhibitor may increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, kidney problems (including kidney failure), and dangerously high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). In general, such combinations are usually avoided. If it is necessary to take such medications together, very close monitoring will be required.
  
Barbiturates
When taking Diovan HCT with a barbiturate, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to decrease the chances of this drug interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower Diovan HCT dosage, and/or monitor you more closely.
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