Diovan (trade name Diovanҡ) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, acting on the AT1 subtype. In the U.S., valsartan is indicated for treatment of high blood pressure, of congestive heart failure (CHF), and post-myocardial infarction (MI). In 2005, Diovanҡ was prescribed more than 12 million times in the United States.

Diovan - Pharmacology:

Diovan competes with angiotensin II for binding at the AT1 receptor subtype. As angiotensin II is a vasoconstrictor which also stimulates the synthesis and release of aldosterone, blockage of its effects results in a decreases in systemic vascular resistance.

Diovan mini report

Diovan NDA
NDA - A product marketed under an approved New Drug Application
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Medicinal name:

  • Valsartan 320 MG Oral Tablet
  • Valsartan 80 MG Oral Tablet
  • Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 MG / valsartan 320 MG Oral Tablet
  • Valsartan 160 MG Oral Tablet
  • Hydrochlorothiazide 25 MG / valsartan 160 MG Oral Tablet
  • Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 MG / valsartan 160 MG Oral Tablet
  • Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 MG / valsartan 80 MG Oral Tablet
  • Hydrochlorothiazide 25 MG / valsartan 320 MG Oral Tablet
  • Valsartan 40 MG Oral Tablet

Diovan Interactions

No clinically significant pharmacokinetic interactions were observed when valsartan was coadministered with amlodipine, atenolol, cimetidine, digoxin, furosemide, glyburide, hydrochlorothiazide, or indomethacin. The valsartan-atenolol combination was more antihypertensive than either component, but it did not lower the heart rate more than atenolol alone.

Coadministration of valsartan and warfarin did not change the pharmacokinetics of valsartan or the time-course of the anticoagulant properties of warfarin.

CYP 450 Interactions: The enzyme(s) responsible for valsartan metabolism have not been identified but do not seem to be CYP 450 isozymes. The inhibitory or induction potential of valsartan on CYP 450 is also unknown.

As with other drugs that block angiotensin II or its effects, concomitant use of potassium sparing diuretics (e.g. spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride), potassium supplements, or salt substitutes containing potassium may lead to increases in serum potassium and in heart failure patients to increases in serum creatinine.

Diovan Contraindications

Diovan® (valsartan) is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product.

Brand Names containing Valsartan

Related brand
Adverse effect counter

Trusted Medical Info

Known as the Merck-KGaA manual in the US & Canada and as the MSD manual in the rest of the World

Manufacturers name:

  • Physicians Total Care, Inc
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Cardinal Health
  • PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • Rebel Distributors Corp
  • Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • Lake Erie Medical DBA Quality Care Products LLC
  • Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply DBA Quality Care Products LLC
  • Carilion Materials Management
  • Dispensing Solutions, Inc

Generic name, Overdose, Half Life Diovan, Food Interactions, Chemical, etc..

Diovan see also Barrenwort

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