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Side Effects of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide

The most common side effects of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide include the common cold and low potassium levels in the blood. Some rare side effects include increased heart rate, tiredness, and heartburn or indigestion. A few side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider include restlessness, increased thirst, and muscle pain or cramps. If you develop any side effects while taking valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide, let your healthcare provider know.

An Overview of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects associated with valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT®). However, not everyone who takes valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide well. When people do develop side effects, in many cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or a healthcare provider. Serious side effects can occur, but are less common.
(The valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide side effects with you.)

Common Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects

Valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to side effects that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide side effects include:
  • Low potassium levels in the blood -- up to 3 percent of people
  • The common cold -- up to 2.4 percent of people.
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