Diovan HCT

Effects of Diovan HCT

A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. During clinical studies in people taking Diovan HCT, systolic blood pressure (the top number) decreased by 14 to 21 mmHg on average and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) decreased by 8 to 11 mmHg on average.
By lowering blood pressure, this medication can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, that are caused by long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).

When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take Diovan HCT include:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken once a day.
  • Diovan HCT may be taken with or without food.
  • Diovan HCT should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Diovan HCT will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of Diovan HCT your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking
  • How you respond to the drug.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Diovan HCT Dosage for more information.)
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