Diovan Dosage

Diovan Dose for Congestive Heart Failure

The recommended starting Diovan dosage for people with congestive heart failure is 40 mg twice a day. After a couple of weeks, your healthcare provider may increase this amount to a target dose of 80 mg to 160 mg twice a day. If side effects occur, a lower dose may be recommended.

Dosing for Diovan Following a Heart Attack

The recommended starting dose of Diovan following a heart attack is 20 mg twice a day. Every couple of weeks, your healthcare provider may increase your dosage up to a target amount of Diovan 160 mg twice a day. If side effects occur, a lower amount may be recommended.

General Information on Your Diovan Dosage

Some considerations to keep in mind when taking Diovan include the following:
  • Your dose of Diovan should be taken by mouth with a glass of water.
  • This medication may be taken with or without food.
  • Make sure to take Diovan at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For Diovan to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. This drug will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider has prescribed.
  • If you do not take your Diovan as scheduled, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with your normal schedule. Do not take a double dose.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Diovan or your Diovan dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking this medicine without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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Diovan Medication

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