Diovan is a prescription medicine for high blood pressure called an angiotensin receptor blocker, or ARB. Diovan lowers high blood pressure by blocking a chemical called angiotensin II.
Angiotensin II causes blood vessels to narrow, which increases resistance to blood flow. By blocking this chemical, Diovan relaxes and widens your blood vessels, allowing your blood to flow with less resistance.
With Diovan, the walls of
the vessel relax and widen.
This helps lower
Diovan starts lowering your
blood pressure the first day you take it.
Just one pill a day helps lower blood pressure for a full 24 hours.
If you are 60 years or 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.