Diovan HCT is a combination of the prescription medicine Diovan (an angiotensin receptor blocker, or ARB) and a diuretic (water pill) in one convenient tablet.
The Diovan portion works by relaxing your blood vessels so blood flows more easily throughout your body. The diuretic reduces blood volume by eliminating sodium and water from your body through urination. The combination of the two medicines helps lower your blood pressure.
Many people with high blood pressure need more than
one medication to lower it. In fact, up to 85% of hypertensive patients will require two or more antihypertensive
medications to help them get to their blood pressure goal.
If your blood pressure numbers are consistently 140/90 mm Hg or higher, take an important step toward a healthier blood pressure goal. Talk to your doctor or health care professional about whether Diovan HCT may be right for you.