The makers of Diovan HCT, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, also offer a medication called Diovan. Diovan contains the same medicine as Diovan HCT (valsartan), and also contains a water pill called hydrochlorothiazide. The hydrochlorothiazide advances the effectiveness of Diovan HCT by removing water and salt from the body. This lowers the volume of blood in the body. In this way, Diovan can be more effective than Diovan HCT alone.
If you have not experienced cardiac arrest or congenital heart failure, and are just aiming to reduce risk, it may be worth talking to your doctor about Lovaza. Lovaza is the first and only prescription Omega-3 medication that reduces the blood volume of triglycerides. By reducing triglycerides, risk of heart attack is reduced.
It is not unlikely that patients with congenital heart failure may feel depressed or experience feelings that their life will soon be over. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine succinate) may help these feelings. Pristiq works by allowing more serotonin to reach receptors in the brain, which increases ones sense of well-being and happiness.
Patients may not experience any heart failure at all until they are quite advanced in age. Such patients may show signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Namenda (mematine hydrochloride) helps reduce the symptoms and advancement of Alzheimer’s.
Up to 60% of diabetic patients have high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure and are diabetic, Januvia (sitagliptin) may be something to look into. Januvia is not an insulin. Januvia works by increasing the insulin production in the pancreas and decreasing the glucose (sugar) output of the liver.