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What to Review Before Taking Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide

Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Diovan HCT and Pregnancy)
  • Are on dialysis
  • Drink alcohol regularly
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
Do not take any salt substitutes containing potassium or potassium supplements without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
 
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide.)
 

Overdose With Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide

People who take too much valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide may have overdose symptoms that can include an extremely low blood pressure or increased heart rate.
 
If you happen to overdose on valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Diovan HCT Overdose for more information.)
 
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