Diovan Uses

How Does Diovan Work?

Diovan is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs for short. As the names implies, Diovan blocks angiotensin II receptors. This decreases the effectiveness of a chemical known as angiotensin II, which normally causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking the effects of angiotensin II, Diovan causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure.
 

Diovan Uses in Children

Diovan is approved to treat high blood pressure in children as young as six years old. If your child cannot swallow tablets (or if the right Diovan dosage cannot be obtained using the tablets), your pharmacist can make a Diovan suspension (liquid) for you.
 

Off-Label Diovan Uses

On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend Diovan for treating a condition other than those listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Diovan uses.
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Diovan Medication

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