Generic Name(s): valsartan, hydrochlorothiazide
Drug Class: ARBs + Thiazide Diuretic Combinations
Treats: Hypertension, Heart Failure
Diovan HCT (valsartan, hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination drug that is a part of the angiotensin II receptor antagonist (ARBs) and thiazide diuretic combination drug class. This drug is used to treat hypertension and heart failure. Diovan HCT works by relaxing the blood vessels and removing excess water from the body to improve the blood flow.
Diovan HCT is a combination of two prescription medicines used to treat blood pressure. It contains hydrochlorothiazide, which is a diuretic, and valsartan, an orally active angiotensin receptor blocker, acting on the AT1 receptor subtype.
Diovan HCT is available in three convenient dosages for high blood pressure which are 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg. A single pill of Diovan HCT helps to lower blood pressure for a full twenty-four hours.
Diovan HCT works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels, to allow blood to flow more easily. This, in turn, aids in reducing blood pressure and the stress on your heart. By reducing blood pressure, Diovan HCT helps to prevent other conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.