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I take 160 mg of Diovan each day. i took one last night at

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I take 160 mg of Diovan each day. i took one last night at about 9:30 -- I forgot that i had taken it last night and took one this morning at 8:00 am. Do I have a problem? If so, what can I do?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have been taking this medication for about 10 years.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Are you taking any other medications other then the diovan?

Are you having any symptoms now from this over dosage?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 7 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for being online and I am sorry.Phone call is not available at this moment. Here is your detailed answer.

There is nothing to worry.Just keep an eye over your symptoms.

Diovan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB)'s.It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. For high blood pressure, doses range from 80 mg to 160 mg per day.It can be prescribed upto 320 mg.

As you have taken 160 mg of Diovan last night at about 9:30 and took by mistake another dosage his morning at 8:00 am,this should not cause any problem or side effect. Very rarely following side effect may occur: fast or slow heartbeat, dizziness,loss of consciousness,fainting. If any of these symptoms appear,you need to go to ER.

Practically & most likely this will not cause any side affects.Taking another dosage after 12 hours will not cause any side effect.

There does not seem to be anything to worry.You just need to keep an eye over your symptoms.

Hope this helped.

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Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 7 months ago.

Dear customer

I am sorry.Phone call is not available at this moment.I am happy to address your follow-up questions via chat mode.

Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 7 months ago.

Hi,

Just checking in to see how things are going.

Do you need further assistance?

Is there anything else that you would like to know?

Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me.I am happy to hep you.

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Dr.Josh