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Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

You can take Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how your respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.

The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include feeling tired, nausea, diarrhoea, headache and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of hydrochlorothiazide and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Hydrochlorothiazide may occasionally lead to an increase in pressure in your eye and lead to permanent eye damage if not treated. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes unless your doctor has told you to. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.

Uses of Co-Diovan Tablet

Side effects of Co-Diovan Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Glucose intolerance

How to use Co-Diovan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Co-Diovan Tablet works

Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet
₹66.43/Tablet
CO Diovan Fct 160/25 Tablet
Novartis India Ltd
₹66.43/Tablet
same price

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Co-Diovan 160/25 Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

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References
  1. Hydrochlorothiazide + Valsartan. Barnstaple, Devon: Accord-UK Ltd.; 2011 [revised 2 Sep. 2016]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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