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Valsartan (Diovan®) is an angiotensin II blocker drug that has many uses. For example, healthcare providers often prescribe it for the following uses:
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:
  • Dizziness
  • An increase in blood potassium levels
  • Cough
  • Fatigue.
(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.)
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