The FDA approved valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide in March 1998.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide is used for the treatment of blood pressure in patients with or without a history of congestive heart failure.
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effect of valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide are the same as its individual components.
Valsartan is generally well-tolerated. The most common side effects of valsartan include:
Patients also may experience:
Rare but serious side effects of valsartan are:
- rhabdomyolysis (inflammation and destruction of muscle), and
- angioedema (swelling of soft tissues including those of the throat and larynx).
Side effects of hydrochlorothiazide include:
- Low blood pressure
- Sun sensitivity to drugs (photosensitivity or rash caused by sunlight)
- Abdominal pain
- Electrolyte disturbances
- Anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction)
- Rashes, both mild and severe.
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