Generic Diovan HCT

Generic Diovan HCT (valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide) is available in tablet form and in five different strengths. The FDA has assigned an "AB" rating to it, which means that the generic medication is considered equivalent to the brand-name version. However, generic Diovan HCT is allowed to have different inactive ingredients (such as fillers or dyes), which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.

Can I Buy Generic Diovan HCT?

Diovan HCT® (valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
 
Brand-name Diovan HCT is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. However, the drug is also available in generic form.
 

Availability of Generic Diovan HCT

Generic Diovan HCT tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide 80 mg/12.5 mg -- which has 80 mg of valsartan and 12.5 mg of hydrochlorothiazide
  • Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide -- which has 160 mg of valsartan and 12.5 mg of hydrochlorothiazide
  • Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide -- which has 160 mg of valsartan and 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide
  • Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide -- which has 320 mg of valsartan and 12.5 mg of hydrochlorothiazide
  • Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide -- which has 320 mg of valsartan and 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide.
     
It is made by a variety of different manufacturers, such as:
 
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Sandoz, Inc.
  • Watson Laboratories, Inc.
     
The version sold by Sandoz is actually an "authorized generic," meaning that it is the actual brand-name medication that is just packaged and sold under a generic name. It is exactly the same as Diovan HCT in every way (it is even made by Novartis), except it comes in a bottle with a generic name.
 
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