Diovan, in both capsule and tablet formulations, has been approved for the treatment of hypertension in adult subjects. It offers blood pressure control comparable to current leading antihypertensive therapies (lisinopril and enalapril) and an outstanding side effect profile.
As with other drugs that affect the renin-angiotensin system, Diovan can cause fetal and neonatal morbidity and death when administered to pregnant women. Diovan therapy should be discontinued as soon as pregnancy is detected.
Hypertension, the term used for abnormally high blood pressure, is the most common health problem in the United States. Over 50 million Americans suffer from hypertension, but many are unaware of the problem and remain untreated. Left untreated, it can lead to serious and life-threatening events including stroke and heart attack