valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT)

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    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

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Patients should seek medical attention in cases of lithium toxicity.

Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide should be used with caution with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like naproxen (Naprosyn), ibuprofen (Motrin), meloxicam (Mobic), and celecoxib (Celebrex) because they can worsen kidney function and lower water removing effects of valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide.

PREGNANCY: Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide is not recommended for pregnant females. It may cause injury and even death to the developing fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide is not recommended for females who are breastfeeding because it may enter breast milk.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Informaiton.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/23/2014

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