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Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is a cardiac Chronic (medicine) Disease in which the systemic arterial blood pressure ...
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Diovan
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Irbesartan
Other name: Valsartan (Valsartan)
Other name: Avapro (Avapro)
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Valsartan (Angiotan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (more commonly called an "ARB", or angiotensin receptor blocker), with particularly high Affinity (pharmacology) for the Angiotensin II receptor type 1. By blocking the action of angiotensin, ...
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Irbesartan (International Nonproprietary Name) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used mainly for the treatment of hypertension. Irbesartan was developed by Sanofi Research (now part of sanofi-aventis). It is jointly marketed by sanofi-aventis and...
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Valsartan (Angiotan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (more commonly called an "ARB", or angiotensin receptor blocker), with particularly high Affinity (pharmacology) for the Angiotensin II receptor type 1. By blocking the action of angiotensin, ...
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Irbesartan (International Nonproprietary Name) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used mainly for the treatment of hypertension. Irbesartan was developed by Sanofi Research (now part of sanofi-aventis). It is jointly marketed by sanofi-aventis and...
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Forced by Aetna off Diovan for Irbesartan
I'd been taking Diovan for many, many years. I was then informed that Aetna required that Diovan be replaced by Irbesartan. After taking Irbesartan, I found myself with dizziness and anxiety. Aetna would then approve a different replacement drug for Diovan. I'm diabetic and have heart problems in the family. Aetna is rejecting Diovan because it's more expensive than the far lower-rated Irbesartan. The insurance company is killing me with the switch. Therefore, I am not taking any cheaper, low-rated drug to protect myheart, kidneys, or blood pressure, and am now living with reduced dizziness, and the only anxiety that remains is that I've lost the protection of Diovan. It's entirely a money-matter for the insurance companies, who are following the advice of Dr. Joseph Mengele and Adolph Eichman to pay less and increase efficiency at human peril.

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- My doctor put me on Diovan 160 a year ago and it...
" Irbesartan - My doctor put me on Diovan 160 a year ago and it seems to be working fine. But it is 4? Irbesartan and Diovan (valsartan) belong to the same class of medicines so... "

Diovan. i have been taking diovan for close to 10 years....
" My insurance company has declined to cover Diovan. i have been taking diovan for close to 10 ...something similar. I have investigated irbesartan and losartan and... "

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I have been taking Diovan(valsartan) but have to pay...
" ...inhibiter.. I can't take Accupril, causes coughing. Soooo. ...them??? I have been taking Diovan(valsartan) but have to pay ...Does anyone have experienc with Avapro(Irbesartan)? Have a ch... "

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is the difference bewtween diovan and irbesartan? Not alot,...
" ...difference bewtween diovan and irbesartan? Not alot, ...I'm guessing irbesartan is cheap... "

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is 4 times as expensive to buy under my insurance. Is...
" ...of the qustion got deleted. Diovan is 4 times as expensive to buy under my insurance. Is there any real benefit to Diovan 160 over the Irbesartan? I see my doctor next... "

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is 4 times as expensive to buy under my insurance. Is...
" ...of the qustion got deleted. Diovan is 4 times as expensive to buy under my insurance. Is there any real benefit to Diovan 160 over the Irbesartan? I see my doctor next... "

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is 4 times as expensive to buy under my insurance. Is...
" ...of the qustion got deleted. Diovan is 4 times as expensive to buy under my insurance. Is there any real benefit to Diovan 160 over the Irbesartan? I see my doctor next... "

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I can get the Avapro at no cost, and Diovan will...
" ...side affect. I can't take Accupril because it causes coughing, ...about the side affects of Avapro(Irbesartan) or Diovan(valsartan).. I can get the Avapro at no cost, and Diovan will be quite... "

of its class, like Cozaar, Diovan, etc. It depends what you...
" ...exactly new anymore. I was on Avapro for about 3 years ...of its class, like Cozaar, Diovan, etc. It depends what you ...prescribed this med yet? Irbesartan ( Avapro ) is a... "

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