Diovan HCT is used for treating high blood pressure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Diovan HCT is an angiotensin II receptor blocker and diuretic combination. The angiotensin II receptor blocker works by relaxing the blood vessels. Exactly how the diuretic works to decrease blood pressure is not known, but it helps the kidneys to eliminate fluid and sodium from the body.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
- Dizziness; headache.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); burning, numbness, or tingling; chest pain; confusion; decrease in sexual ability; decreased urination; drowsiness; eye pain; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; hoarseness; joint pain (especially in the big toe); mental or mood changes (eg, depression); muscle pain, tenderness, or cramps; nausea and vomiting; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; restlessness; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness or light-headedness; severe or persistent dry mouth; shortness of breath; sluggishness; swelling of the arms or legs; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, severe or persistent stomach pain, yellowing of the eyes of skin); symptoms of pancreatitis (eg, severe or persistent stomach or back pain, with or without nausea or vomiting); unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual thirst, tiredness, or weakness; unusual weight gain; vision changes (eg, decreased vision clearness).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.