Review: Sudafed and Diovan drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Sudafed and Diovan. It is created by eHealthMe based on 60 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Sudafed (latest outcomes from 5,017 users) has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in sinus congestion.
Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,458 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 60 people who reported to have interactions when taking Sudafed, Diovan are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)
- Diovan (valsartan)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Sudafed, Diovan:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Hypertension (high blood pressure)||15|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||14|
|Dysarthria (speech disorder)||10|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||9|
|Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)||7|
|Anaemia (lack of blood)||7|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||6|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||5|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Sudafed, Diovan:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)||1|
|Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus
- Angina pectoris
- Cardiac failure
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Heparin sodium injection
- 8-hour bayer
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) is often used to treat sinus congestion. Diovan (valsartan) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Sudafed is used in:
- Diovan is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Sudafed alternatives:
- Diovan alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 weeks ago):
While I had the flu I began using guaifenesin and Sudafed to try to relieve the symptoms of sinus discharge, post-nasal drip and phlegm, and cough. I have mostly recovered but still cough a lot due to excessive sinus drainage and phlegm in my lungs.
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
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- By inky: Females on diovan developing gout?
I recently suffered a gout attack for the first time in my life. I am 55, female and have no history of this condition in my family. About a year ago my husband and I moved and my new doctor put me on this medication for pre-hypertension. I have read mounting evidence that one major side effec ...
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- By violet1240: Skin burning sensation with delsym
I had been sick for about a week and had been taking Sudafed every 4-6 hours for congestion for the past couple of days. I also take wellbutrin SR daily as an antidepressant. I started taking the suspension formula of Delsym 12 hour release about 24 hours previously (so I had already had two doses ...
- By nosebleed: Bad nosebleed (sudafed related?)
I have the rhinitis as a result of rebound syndrome from using nasal sprays for years. I use the Flonase to somewhat alleviate the need for the over-the-counter sprays (first two drugs listed). In spite of that, I rarely, if ever, have nosebleeds. I also rarely, if ever, get colds. However, yesterda ...
- By Dominic: Diovan nasal constriction
46 year old male. Took Diovan HCT 160/12.5 once per day for 12 years for high blood pressure with very few issues. In 2012 dosage increased to 320/25. Immediately had stomach-related issues and severe nasal constriction right after taking the pill. Doctor changed prescription to take 160/12.5 twice ...
Recent related drug studies:
- A study of drug interactions between Flexeril, Vicodin, Sudafed, Guaifenesin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Iron Dextran, Diovan, Simvastatin, Metoprolol Succinate, Amlodipine Besylate, Synthroid, Risperdal, Depakote Er, Bupropion Hydrochloride for a patient with Low Back Pain, Sinusitis, Cough, Pain, Vitamin D Decreased, High Blood Cholesterol, Anemia, Protein Urine Present, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Bipolar. The patient has Cough
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