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What should I know before my child uses Diovan HCT?

Before your child takes Diovan HCT (valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide) you should know that the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for use in children. The Food and Drug Administration has approved certain other blood pressure drugs for children. If your child has high blood pressure, discuss all of his or her treatment options with the doctor.

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