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 you are 60 years older and your blood pressure is consistently 150/90 mm Hg or higher, you have high blood pressure. If you are between the ages of 30 and 59 and your diastolic number (the bottom number) is greater than 90 mm Hg, you have high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, take an important step toward a healthier blood pressure goal, and ask your doctor or health care professional if Diovan may be right for you.