Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker drug. This drug is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. They work by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood pressure by blocking angiotensin receptors. Side effects include dizziness, weakness, increased potassium level. etc.

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What effect would late night sleep have on elevated blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. My BP reading is 160/115 mmHg and I am sleeping late. Please advise what I should do.  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Goha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. High BP (blood pressure) can be due to various reasons and sometimes can affect organs such as heart, kidney, etc. as well. To rule out if there are any secondary causes to your hypertension (high BP), I suggest you, to get a few addition...  Read Full »

Why do I have fluctuating blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, During the day up to the afternoon, I have a blood pressure of 130/80. In the afternoon, it is 160/90 or 160/95. What should I do? I am a diabetic person with and heart failure. My current medications are Valsartan 80 mg in the morning, Bisoprolol 10 mg, Furosemide 25 mg, and Metild...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have heart failure. What is the ejection fraction? Valsartan is recommended to be taken twice a day in heart failure. This will also lower your blood pressure. Record BP by following the proper method. Moreover, you are taking Lercanidipine, which should be a...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with LVH in ECG. Is this disease curable with Diovan?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. Recently I was diagnosed with LVH in ECG (possible LVH). My cholesterol level was 175, and pressure was 90/150. Now pressure came down to 80/135. I am taking Diovan 80 and I have little chest pain. Is this disease curable with this medicine? The sugar level is...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is reversible and is caused by high blood pressure for a long time. When the heart has to exert more against raised BP, it hypertrophies just like an athlete when exercises, his muscles undergo hypertrophy, same is with heart. So wh...  Read Full »

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