Is anyone out there taking diovan 320? If so, how has it been tolerated. I am on diovan 160 and i take a hctz (12.5) every other day. Have been taking this combo for over a year now but my pressure could be better. Lately i have been getting readings of 140/150 over 75/85. I am afraid my dr will want to introduce another medication (at first i was on a beta blocker and i did not like the way i felt). Although i initally had some symptoms from the diovan (lightheadedness and tiredness) I seem to tolerate it much better now. I would like to stick with an ARB even if it is stronger, rather than introduce another class of drugs..Any input would be greatly appreciated
Thanks for the reply...for some strange reason when i took the hctz every day I did not feel that well - when we tried it this way i did much better and the readings did not change at all. I just thought the higher dose might reduce the BP even more. Why do they make it in 3 different strengths???
I think what happens with these drugs is that there is a critical dose to get a therapeutic response. Once you get there, increasing the dosage doesn't make any difference. However, if the dose is inadequate, it doesn't work. It's more like a binary thing. It's either working or not.