Drug Information
Ingredients:
  • Valsartan
Drug Brands and Names:
  • Cgp 48933
  • Diovan
  • Diovan Hct 160/12.5
  • Exforge 10/160
  • Exforge 5/160
  • Kalpress
  • Miten
  • Nisis
  • Provas
  • Tareg
  • Vals
  • Valsartan
Manufacturers:
  • Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, Inc.
Common Uses (Extracted from FDA adverse event reports):
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Valsartan

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Valsartan Age and Gender Distribution (From AERS Data)


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Valsartan Adverse Event Reports (From AERS Data)

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Valsartan Adverse Event Reports (From Social Media - User Reviews and Forum Discussions)

Comment on discomfort while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related discomfort)
... I am over 50 and menopausal so weight gain is an issue anyway. Diovan causes substantial increase in hunger. Substantial. Not just an urge to eat but hungry to the point of discomfort . I tried ea...
 No Data
Did the author experience discomfort while taking valsartan?
Comment on dependence while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related dependence)
... eating carrots and celery, drinking lots of water and milk, but still I gained weight. I also lost virtually ALL of my sex drive.

I was able to reduce my dependence on Verapamil down ...
 No Data
Did the author experience dependence while taking valsartan?
Comment on abnormal weight gain while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related abnormal weight gain)
... in hunger. Substantial. Not just an urge to eat but hungry to the point of discomfort. I tried eating carrots and celery, drinking lots of water and milk, but still I gained weight . I also lost vi...
 No Data
Did the author experience abnormal weight gain while taking valsartan?
Comment on disturbance in attention while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related disturbance in attention)
... back to Diovan, etc., my side effects became more noticeable and I had more of them. Moderate to sever muscle aches were my major side effect. Noticed more concentration required during driving, and...
 No Data
Did the author experience disturbance in attention while taking valsartan?
Comment on fluid retention while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related fluid retention)
... dosage was upped to 160 mg. Noticed more side effects on that dosage than on the 80 mg dose. Also caffeine seems to play a major role for me in rising bp, as well as salt causing water retention ....
 No Data
Did the author experience fluid retention while taking valsartan?
Comment on visual impairment while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related visual impairment)
... and I had more of them. Moderate to sever muscle aches were my major side effect. Noticed more concentration required during driving, and eye vision blurriness .

Reduced blood pressur...
 No Data
Did the author experience visual impairment while taking valsartan?
Comment on musculoskeletal discomfort while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related musculoskeletal discomfort)
... to take it, not getting RX refilled in time, chaning RX's, going back to Diovan, etc., my side effects became more noticeable and I had more of them. Moderate to sever muscle aches were my major side...
 No Data
Did the author experience musculoskeletal discomfort while taking valsartan?
Comment on cardiac flutter while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related cardiac flutter)
... blood pressure. If I was consistent with my dosage, after time if I missed a dose it wouldn't matter. If I was inconsistent and forgetful with my dosage, I could feel heart palpitations and my bp wo...
 No Data
Did the author experience cardiac flutter while taking valsartan?
Comment on memory impairment while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related memory impairment)
Side Effects: Initially I didn't notice any side effects. After time, sometimes forgetting to take it, not getting RX refilled in time, chaning RX's, going back to Diovan, etc., my side effects beca...
 No Data
Did the author experience memory impairment while taking valsartan?
Comment on urticaria while taking valsartan (View full report on valsartan related urticaria)
... rash with HC Derma-Pax and applied Hydrocortisone Cream afterward. Continued med and random daily BP reading to advise cardiologist if BP altered by increased dosage. If hives recur, will call Dr. and...
 No Data
Did the author experience urticaria while taking valsartan?
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Common Side Effects of Valsartan


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* About AERS: The Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into AERS. The AERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, AERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.
The total number of adverse event reports in the FDA-owned Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS).
The total number of adverse event reports extracted from online social media sources (forum discussions, user reviews, etc).
The total number of distinct comments (forum posts, user reviews, etc) written by users of a drug.
The average review score.