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Can Diovan cause blurred vision?

Diovan (valsartan) may cause blurred vision in some people, generally when blood pressure drops too low. Diovan relaxes and dilates blood vessels to allow blood to flow more easily. It is prescribed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (a condition in which your heart does not pump blood as effectively as it should), and to prolong life in people who have had a heart attack. Excessively low blood pressure is most likely to occur when, in addition to taking Diovan, you also take water pills (diuretics), consume a low-salt diet, have dialysis treatments, have heart problems or become sick with vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration.

Call your doctor if you experience blurry vision while taking Diovan. Your doctor may adjust your dose of Diovan or other medicines, give you intravenous fluids if you are dehydrated or take other steps to correct your low blood pressure and your blurry vision.
Blurred vision is a reported side effect, although it affects only a small percent of patients taking Diovan. Be sure to let your doctor know. He/she may want to adjust your dose or possibly change the medication.

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