Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide can induce allergic reactions. Make sure you check with your doctor about known allergies, current medication, and any vitamin or herbal supplementation being taken to ensure a safe and effective treatment with Diovan HCT.
Speak with your doctor about prior medical history if you have had cases of gout, kidney or liver disease, lupus, or any mineral/water deficiencies before taking Diovan HCT.
Diovan HCT can effect your blood sugar levels. If you struggle with diabetes make sure you check your blood sugar levels regularly. Work with your doctor closely if you need to adjust diabetes medication while taking Diovan HCT.
While taking Diovan HCT you may be prone to dehydration and become more sensitive to sunlight. Limit your exposure to the sun and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Wear protective clothing and apply sun screen to unprotected areas to avoid sun burns.
Dizziness can be induced while taking Diovan HCT. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you are certain that you can perform these actions safely. Alcohol or cannabis can exasperate the dizzying effects and should be avoided. Additionally you may speak with your doctor regarding the acceptable limits of these substances.