What is Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Diovan HCT Co-Diovan

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See also: Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ Valsartan

Hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan combination is used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, and valsartan is an angiotension-II receptor blocker.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 61 13
High blood pressure (hypertension) 21 11
General health 4 1
Anxious mood 1 0
Doctor recommendation 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
4
Moderate
1
Mild
3
None
22

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan

Side effect Patients
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 2
Cough 1
Excess mucus 1
Fatigue 1
Frequent daytime urination 1
Frequent night time urination 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan

Dosage Patients
12.5 mg-160 mg daily 1
25-320 mg daily 2
160 mg daily 2
12.5-160 mg daily 1
25 mg-160 mg daily 1
25 mg-320 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 13
Other 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 23 patients who've stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan

Duration

Currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 26
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 28
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 7
< $25 13
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 2
Fosinopril (Monopril) 1
Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Benicar HCT) 1
Valsartan (Diovan) 1

Patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Isradipine (DynaCirc CR) 1
Last updated:

5 patient evaluations for Hydrochlorothiazide-Valsartan

May 25, 2015 (Started Feb 07, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg-80 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Severe (kidney failure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-160 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doctor indicated it may be causing kidney failure.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2011 (Started Nov 13, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 12.5 mg-160 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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