Diovan vs Irbesartan

Diovan
(Rx)
Irbesartan
(Rx)
Diovan is a high blood pressure medication.
Irbesartan is a high blood pressure medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.4
Concern level
2.4
Concern level
2.3
Approval Date
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December 23, 1996
March 30, 2012
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,487 Discussions
1,041 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Diovan is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
Irbesartan is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dio
Cough
10
Tiredness
8
Dizziness
6
Headaches
5
Weight Gain
5
Weight Loss
4
Allergy
3
Hair Loss
3
Shortness of Breath
3
Depression
3
Irb
Cough
7
Dizziness
6
Tiredness
6
Headaches
4
Weight Loss
3
Nausea
3
Allergy
2
Weakness
2
Itching
2
Dehydration
2
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Diovan
Dio
Irbesartan
Irb
Cough
Dio
Irb
10
7
Tiredness
Dio
Irb
8
6
Dizziness
Dio
Irb
6
6
Headaches
Dio
Irb
5
4
Weight Gain
Dio
Irb
5
0
Weight Loss
Dio
Irb
4
3
Allergy
Dio
Irb
3
2
Hair Loss
Dio
Irb
3
0
Shortness of Breath
Dio
Irb
3
0
Depression
Dio
Irb
3
0
Cough
Irb
Dio
7
10
Dizziness
Irb
Dio
6
6
Tiredness
Irb
Dio
6
8
Headaches
Irb
Dio
4
5
Weight Loss
Irb
Dio
3
4
Nausea
Irb
Dio
3
0
Allergy
Irb
Dio
2
3
Weakness
Irb
Dio
2
0
Itching
Irb
Dio
2
0
Dehydration
Irb
Dio
2
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Diovan and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Irbesartan and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, 320 mg
Capsule: 80 mg, 160 mg
Tablet: 75 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Valsartan
Irbesartan
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diovan and Irbesartan: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Forced by Aetna off Diovan for Irbesartan
| Van Praag
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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