valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT) (cont.)

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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:

Patients allergic to sulfa may also be allergic to hydrochlorothiazide because of the similarity in the chemical structure of the two medications.

Hydrochlorothiazide can worsen kidney failure and is used with caution in patients with kidney disease.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/23/2014

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