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The prescription drug Diovan HCT is used for controlling high blood pressure. In previous clinical studies, Diovan HCT significantly decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure in adults suffering from high blood pressure. The studies also revealed that the higher the dose of Diovan HCT, the greater the drop in blood pressure. Although Diovan HCT cannot cure high blood pressure, it can decrease the risks that occur with long-term high blood pressure. Diovan HCT is not approved for use in children; and, at this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Diovan HCT uses.
Uses for Diovan HCT -- An OverviewDiovan HCT® (valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to control high blood pressure (hypertension).
Diovan HCT for High Blood Pressure
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. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
In clinical studies, Diovan HCT has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the dose of Diovan HCT, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be. By lowering blood pressure, Diovan HCT can decrease the risks that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). However, Diovan HCT is not a cure for high blood pressure.