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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of valsartan oral.

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Condition: High Blood Pressure
1/10/2016 1:20:39 PM

Reviewer: best2bon, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Diovan for 14 years and did very well. Had to change to Valsartan because United Healthcare won't cover Diovan. I am experiencing daily headaches. I do not feel well on the generic.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
1/5/2016 5:50:06 PM

Reviewer: CL, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I experienced a heaviness that felt like I had a boulder on my head and was walking around with it. Also some dizziness, and MAJOR aches and pains in arms and legs, and bad headaches. ONE DAY after getting off of Valsartin, I was back to normal, except the leg and arm shooting pains continue, but with less and less frequency. I have been on Diovan for years without issue. I believe this is a B ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
12/28/2015 11:49:53 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Been on diovan at least 15 yrs with no problems. Started valsartan 3 MO ago. BP has been high and headaches everyday. Excused high BP for anything and everything because diovan always worked with another BP pill for me. All this started shortly after taking generic pills. Thank you for this forum. Going to Dr this a.m. to switch back. How dangerous this could be if valsartan is not the same as di ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Blood Pressure
11/11/2015 2:11:17 PM

Reviewer: Tom Burke, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have taken Diovan for perhaps 10 years without any side effects. Several months ago, I changed to Valsartan 320-mg because UnitedHealthCare no longer paid for Diovan -- the difference between Diovan and Valsartan is slightly more than $200 per month. Since taken Valsartan, I have tremendous aching in legs and shoulders.

Condition: High Blood Pressure
10/12/2015 3:27:08 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am having lots of trouble with being dizzy on 180mg, lowered my dose to 80mg and I am still a little dizzy and blood pressure is too low.

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