What Is Diovan?
) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs for short.
Who Makes It?
Diovan is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
What Is Diovan Used For?
Uses of Diovan include:
How Does It Work?
Diovan is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers. As you might expect, it 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 its effects, Diovan causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure
Because of these effects, the medication also increases the efficiency of the heart. This means that the heart does not have to work as hard and more blood can be pumped out to the rest of the body. Both of these effects are helpful for a person with congestive heart failure.