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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Diovan?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug if you have:
 
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Diabetes
  • Gallstones or other gallbladder problems
  • Any allergies, including allergies to other angiotensin II receptor blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
Do not take any salt substitutes containing potassium or potassium supplements without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
 
(Click Diovan Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Diovan may have overdose symptoms that can include an extremely low blood pressure or an increased heart rate.
 
If you happen to take an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Diovan Overdose for more information.)
 
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