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    Valsartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Information about Valsartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Valsartan + hydrochlorothiazide uses

    Valsartan+Hydrochlorothiazide is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

    How valsartan + hydrochlorothiazide works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of valsartan + hydrochlorothiazide

    Nausea, Taste change, Diarrhea, Stomach upset, Dizziness, Decreased blood pressure, Headache, Fatigue, Increased blood lipid level, Electrolyte imbalance, Increased blood uric acid, Glucose intolerance
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    MMST, MBBS
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    11 Jun 2019 | 05:14 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Valsartan + Hydrochlorothiazide

    • You have been prescribed Valsartan + Hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of high blood pressure.
    • It can be taken with or without food.
    • Valsartan + Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Valsartan + Hydrochlorothiazide during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
    • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.


    Content on this page was last updated on 11 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)