Valsartan (Diovan®) is an angiotensin II blocker drug that has many uses. For example, healthcare providers often prescribe it for the following uses:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treating congestive heart failure
- Helping to improve survival rates for people who have had a heart attack.
The medication is taken once a day, with or without food. Most people tolerate it well. However, as with any medication, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, some of the most commonly reported side effects included:
- An increase in blood potassium levels
(To learn more about this medicine, such as what to do if you miss a dose and important information for your healthcare provider, click Valsartan.)