Diovan vs Irbesartan

Diovan
Irbesartan
Other name: Valsartan Valsartan
Other name: Avapro Avapro
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.4
Concern level
3.8
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
3.9
Concern level
3.6
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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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Tiredness
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Dizziness
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Headaches
5
Weight Gain
5
Weight Loss
4
Allergy
3
Shortness of Breath
3
Hair Loss
3
Depression
3
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Cough
7
Dizziness
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Tiredness
6
Headaches
4
Weight Loss
3
Nausea
3
Allergy
2
Kidney Failure
2
Itching
2
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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
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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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