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Popular Brands: : Diovan, Valsartan, Tareg, Provas, Nisis
Official FDA Reports228,025
Social Media Events6,197
Total Posts2,356
Avg. Review Score2.71/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Valsartan
Brands and Other Names
  • Diovan
  • Valsartan
  • Tareg
  • Provas
  • Nisis
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report


The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.

The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

Valsartan Side Effects

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(Online Comments)
(Reports Submitted to FDA)
Side Effect On Drug
Reports % of
Alarm Reports % of

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.

User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Valsartan

Weight Increased

Side Effects: There were many! Enough that I stopped taking the Diovan and went back to the higher dose of Verapamil... I am over 50 and menopausal so weight gain is an issue anyway. Diovan causes...

Source: Diovan (Valsartan)

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Did the author experience weight increased while taking diovan?

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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...

Source: Diovan (Valsartan)

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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...

Source: Diovan (Valsartan)

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Additional Drug Information

* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) 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 FAERS. The FAERS 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, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.