Common Diovan Side Effects


The most commonly reported Diovan side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Blood Pressure Increased (707)
Hypertension (514)
Dizziness (509)
Dyspnoea (421)
Death (379)
Headache (367)
Fall (338)
Fatigue (299)
Malaise (293)
Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled (278)
Blood Creatinine Increased (273)
Cerebrovascular Accident (271)
Hypotension (268)
Blood Pressure Decreased (266)
Oedema Peripheral (234)
Chest Pain (232)
Nausea (223)
Asthenia (218)
Cough (212)
Pneumonia (209)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Diovan Side Effects Reported to FDA



Diovan Side Effect Report#9998337
Blood Pressure Increased, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Abdominal Pain Upper, Teeth Brittle, Arthralgia
This is a report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Diovan Amlo Fix (dosage: 1 Df (160 Mg Vals/ 10 Mg Amlo), Daily, start time: 2009), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Pressure Increased, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Abdominal Pain Upper, Teeth Brittle, Arthralgia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Diovan Amlo Fix treatment in female patients, resulting in Blood Pressure Increased side effect.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9995596
Lip Swelling, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
This report suggests a potential Diovan Lip Swelling side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Diovan (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 10, 2012. After starting Diovan the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Lip Swelling, Cardio-respiratory ArrestAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Albuterol (bulk)
  • Albuterol Sulfate
  • Amlodipine
  • Atrovent
  • Epipen
  • Exenatide
  • Fluticasone
  • Glipizide
The patient was hospitalized. Although Diovan demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Lip Swelling, may still occur.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9993368
Blood Pressure Increased, Limb Discomfort, Exostosis, Condition Aggravated, Movement Disorder, Heart Rate Decreased, Neck Pain, Pain In Extremity, Somnolence
This Blood Pressure Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 64-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,chest pain. On
Feb 06, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Diovan Amlo Fix (dosage: Once In The Morning). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Diovan Amlo Fix, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Pressure Increased, Limb Discomfort, Exostosis, Condition Aggravated, Movement Disorder, Heart Rate Decreased, Neck Pain, Pain In Extremity, SomnolenceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Pressure Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9993268
Breast Cancer, Cataract, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Haematuria, Torticollis, Neck Pain, Movement Disorder, Lymphoedema
This Breast Cancer side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Diovan (drug dosage: 1 Tablet (80 Mg), Daily), which was initiated on 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Diovan the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Breast Cancer, Cataract, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Haematuria, Torticollis, Neck Pain, Movement Disorder, LymphoedemaThese side effects may potentially be related to Diovan.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9989439
Injection Site Pain, Injection Site Haemorrhage, Injection Site Bruising
This is a report of a 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cardiac disorder,fluid retention, who was treated with Diovan (dosage: 1/2 Tab Daily, start time:
Jun 27, 2013), combined with:
  • Furosemide (80 Mg Daily)
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Spiriva (18 Mcg Inhale Daily)
  • Spiriva
  • Spironolactone (25 Mg Daily)
  • Wellbutrin Sr (150 Mg Daily)
  • Cefalexin
  • Hydrocodone (10/325 Mg 1 Tab Every 4-6 Hours)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Injection Site Pain, Injection Site Haemorrhage, Injection Site Bruising after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Diovan treatment in male patients, resulting in Injection Site Pain side effect.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9988208
Skin Cancer, Emphysema, Fatigue
This report suggests a potential Diovan Skin Cancer side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Diovan (dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk) starting NS. After starting Diovan the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Skin Cancer, Emphysema, FatigueAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cebralat (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Alenia (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Aspirina Prevent (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Aminophylline (Unk Ukn, Unk)
Although Diovan demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Skin Cancer, may still occur.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9988202
Gastrointestinal Ulcer, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Insomnia
This Gastrointestinal Ulcer problem was reported by a physician from MX. A 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On 2008 this consumer started treatment with Diovan (dosage: 1 Df (400 Mg) Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Diovan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gastrointestinal Ulcer, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, InsomniaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gastrointestinal Ulcer, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9983374
This Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 81-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Diovan D (drug dosage: 160/12.5 Mg, Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Diovan D the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: These side effects may potentially be related to Diovan D.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9973719
Swelling Face, Odynophagia, Urinary Retention, Oedema Peripheral, Oedema
This is a report of a 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Diovan Amlo Fix (dosage: 1 Df (320/10mg) In The Morning, start time:
Feb 18, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Swelling Face, Odynophagia, Urinary Retention, Oedema Peripheral, Oedema after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Diovan Amlo Fix treatment in male patients, resulting in Swelling Face side effect.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9972974
Prostate Cancer, Neoplasm, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Blood Pressure Decreased
This report suggests a potential Diovan Triple Prostate Cancer side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Diovan Triple (dosage: One Tablet (160 Mg Vals, 5 Mg Amlo, 12.5 Mg Hctz) In Morning And One 5mg Tablet At Night) starting 201001. After starting Diovan Triple the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Prostate Cancer, Neoplasm, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Blood Pressure DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Diovan Triple demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Prostate Cancer, may still occur.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9964611
Angina Pectoris, Respiratory Failure
This Angina Pectoris problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood pressure inadequately controlled. On
Mar 02, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Diovan (dosage: 1 Df (320mg) Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Diovan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Angina Pectoris, Respiratory FailureAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Angina Pectoris, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9964429
Fall, Head Injury, Intervertebral Disc Disorder, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Joint Injury, Nervousness, Limb Discomfort, Neuropathy Peripheral, Asthenia
This Fall side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Diovan (drug dosage: 1 Df, Unk (80 Mg) In The Morning), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Diovan the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Fall, Head Injury, Intervertebral Disc Disorder, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Joint Injury, Nervousness, Limb Discomfort, Neuropathy Peripheral, AstheniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Diovan.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9951476
Haemorrhage, Menorrhagia, Benign Neoplasm, Ventricular Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, Hypertension, Hyperhidrosis, Obesity
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Diovan Hct (dosage: 1 Df (vals 320 Mg / Hydr 25 Mg), Daily, start time: 2011), combined with:
  • Captopril (2 Df, Bid (2 In The Morning And 2 At Night))
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Haemorrhage, Menorrhagia, Benign Neoplasm, Ventricular Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, Hypertension, Hyperhidrosis, Obesity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Diovan Hct treatment in female patients, resulting in Haemorrhage side effect.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9943366
Lower Limb Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Fibula Fracture
This report suggests a potential Diovan D Lower Limb Fracture side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Diovan D (dosage: 1 Df, Qd) starting NS. After starting Diovan D the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Lower Limb Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Fibula FractureAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Diovan D demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Lower Limb Fracture, may still occur.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9935892
Obesity, Hypertension
This Obesity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Diovan (dosage: 160 Mg, Qd (in The Morning)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Diovan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Obesity, HypertensionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Obesity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9935871
Blood Glucose Increased
This Blood Glucose Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,blood glucose decreased,off label use.The patient was prescribed Diovan (drug dosage: 1 Df(80mg), Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Diovan the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Glucose IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Diovan.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9935868
Dyspnoea, Venous Occlusion
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Diovan Hct (dosage: 2 Df (160mg Vals And Ukn Mg Hctz), (1 Tablet In The Morning And 1 Tablet At Night), start time: 201311), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dyspnoea, Venous Occlusion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Diovan Hct treatment in female patients, resulting in Apparent Death side effect.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9934889
Road Traffic Accident, Jaw Fracture, Pain
This report suggests a potential Diovan Amlo Fix Road Traffic Accident side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Diovan Amlo Fix (dosage: 1 Df (320/5 Mg), Qd) starting NS. After starting Diovan Amlo Fix the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Road Traffic Accident, Jaw Fracture, PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Diovan Amlo Fix demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Road Traffic Accident, may still occur.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9934769
Lung Neoplasm Malignant
This Lung Neoplasm Malignant problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Diovan Hct (dosage: 1 Df (160 Mg Valsa/25 Mg Amlo), Bid (in The Morning And At Night)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Diovan Hct, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Lung Neoplasm MalignantAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Lung Neoplasm Malignant, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9930155
Ischaemic Stroke, Sensory Loss, Balance Disorder, Coordination Abnormal, Dysarthria, Blood Pressure Increased
This Ischaemic Stroke side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Diovan (drug dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk), which was initiated on 201310. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Quinapril (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Norvasc (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Tekturna (300 Mg, Qd)
  • Aspirin (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Simvastatin (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Bystolic (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Clonidine (Unk Ukn, Unk)
.After starting to take Diovan the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Ischaemic Stroke, Sensory Loss, Balance Disorder, Coordination Abnormal, Dysarthria, Blood Pressure IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Diovan.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9927411
Respiratory Arrest, Neoplasm Malignant, Hypotension
This is a report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Diovan (dosage: 320 Mg, Daily, start time:
Nov 21, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Respiratory Arrest, Neoplasm Malignant, Hypotension after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Diovan treatment in female patients, resulting in Respiratory Arrest side effect.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9927397
Infarction, Venous Occlusion, Blood Pressure Decreased
This report suggests a potential Diovan Hct Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Diovan Hct (dosage: 1 Df (160/12.5mg) Qd (in The Morning)) starting 201308. After starting Diovan Hct the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Infarction, Venous Occlusion, Blood Pressure DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Diovan Hct demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Infarction, may still occur.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9926952
Gastrointestinal Carcinoma
This Gastrointestinal Carcinoma problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Diovan Triple (dosage: 1 Df (160mg Vals/5mg Amlo/12.5mg Hct), Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Diovan Triple, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gastrointestinal CarcinomaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gastrointestinal Carcinoma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9922133
Breast Mass, Nephrolithiasis, Obesity, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin A Deficiency, Arrhythmia, Stress
This Breast Mass side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Diovan Hct (drug dosage: 1 Df (320mg Vals/12.5mg Hct), In The Morning), which was initiated on 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Diovan Hct the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Breast Mass, Nephrolithiasis, Obesity, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin A Deficiency, Arrhythmia, StressThese side effects may potentially be related to Diovan Hct.
Diovan Side Effect Report#9921425
Cerebrovascular Accident, Cough
This is a report of a 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Diovan (dosage: 80 Mg, A Day, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ace Inhibitor Nos
  • Metoprolol
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Metformin
  • Vitamin D
  • Plavix
  • Lipitor
  • Glipizide
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cerebrovascular Accident, Cough after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Diovan treatment in female patients, resulting in Cerebrovascular Accident side effect.


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The appearance of Diovan on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Diovan Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Blood Pressure Increased 476
Hypertension 359
Dizziness 322
Headache 283
Dyspnoea 247
Fall 241
Death 204
Malaise 196
Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled 190
Fatigue 186

What are common Diovan Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Blood Pressure Increased 226
Dizziness 185
Dyspnoea 174
Death 173
Blood Creatinine Increased 167
Hypertension 153
Cerebrovascular Accident 113
Fatigue 113
Hypotension 105
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased 98

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    Diovan Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0078-0314
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name Diovan HCT
    Name valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide
    Dosage Form TABLET, FILM COATED
    Route ORAL
    On market since 19980306
    Labeler Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Active Ingredient(s) HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; VALSARTAN
    Strength(s) 12.5; 80
    Unit(s) mg/1; mg/1
    Pharma Class Angiotensin 2 Receptor Antagonists [MoA],Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker [EPC],Increased Diuresis [PE

    Diovan Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 8551

    Diovan safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 1114

    Reported hospitalizations: 2698

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