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Popular Brands: : Diovan, Valsartan, Tareg, Provas, Nisis
Official FDA Reports228,025
Social Media Events6,197
Total Posts2,356
Avg. Review Score2.71/ 5

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The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

Valsartan Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Valsartan


taking my pulse every 15 sec afraid to sleep afraid to move although I know i prob had this for awhile and I was running around the backyard feeling fine before I knew.

Source: Valsartan

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Blood Pressure Decreased

Side Effects: hives

lower blood pressure qd

Source: Diovan (Valsartan)

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Side Effects: hives

lower blood pressure qd

Source: Diovan (Valsartan)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal distension

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Posted By Marco on October 31, 2021 @ 5:19 pm

Started feeling this after several weeks i started taking diovan back in 2018. Reported this directly to the pharmaceutical company but I was told that there were no bloating stomach side effects. And now I am finding out so many people have the same issues!!!!!!! What can we do???? I am having more troubles than when I started taking this tablet!!!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Paresthesia, Numbness

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Posted By Shana on July 2, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

This was the 1st pill I took before bed. I woke up to all over body shaking and tingling hands and feet. After I was up a while, the shaking calmed down, and the tingling subsided but left the 3 smaller toes on each foot numb. The shaking and numb toes are still present 8 hours later.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Temperature intolerance, Arthralgia, Arrhythmia, Heart rate abnormal, Tinnitus, Gastrointestinal disorder, Body temperature increased, Somnolence

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Posted By Erica on July 2, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

The benefit doesn't outweigh the horribleness of the side effects....it has severely effected my quality of life.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Blood pressure decreased

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I am having lots of trouble with being dizzy on 180mg, lowered my dose to 80mg and I am still a little dizzy and blood pressure is too low.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cough, Vision blurred

Posted By rockstargram in fdb.rxlist.com on October 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... said I had to take Valsartan. Have been on Diovan for 10 years without a problem and my b/p under control. Now on Valsartan 160 mg have headache, slightly blurry vision, cough, and b/p 157/95. Mayb...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Vic in fdb.rxlist.com on September 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I take Valsartan HCT 160/25 for high BP. My major concern with it is urination---sometimes I get up 5 times a night. My blood pressure stays in the range of 135-160 on the upper end and between 67-80 ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Depression, Insomnia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Fatigue, insomnia, I have experienced an incredibly strong burning sensation across my rib cage up into my collar bone and neck (during one "episode" I had to go down on one knee), depr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Syncope, Cardiac failure, Weight decreased

Posted By Better now in fdb.rxlist.com on September 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

My doctor switched me from Lisinopril to Valsartan because of continuing orthostatic events (faintness on standing but no fainting). Took Valsartan for 14 months before taking myself off the drug. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I've been on Diovan for 15+ years; the last 8yrs, I've been on 320-12.5mg pill. When Valsartan became available, I can say I saw a huge difference, to the negative, in my numbers. One Diovan 320-12.5m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Disability, Dyskinesia, Muscle spasms

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Diovan worked to maintain my blood pressure but I experiened horribly debilitating leg cramps and spasms that I just recently found was because of this medication. Frequently during t...

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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.