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When Should Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Be Avoided?

Who Should Not Take Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide?

You should not take valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide if you:
 
  • Are allergic to valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide, Diovan, hydrochlorothiazide, or any inactive component used to make valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients in valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide.
     
  • Are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (also referred to as sulfa drugs). These include certain types of antibiotics, diabetes medicines, and diuretics.
     
  • Have severe kidney disease.
  • Have diabetes and are taking aliskiren (Tekturna®) or aliskiren combination medications (Tekamlo®, Tekturna HCT®, Amturnide®), due to the risk of a dangerous drug interaction.
 

A Summary of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Precautions and Warnings

There are a number of situations in which valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
 
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