valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT) (cont.)

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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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