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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Arthrotec
Answer: Diovan is a angiotensin receptor blocker. There is a caution in the PDR about it's potential to decrease renal blood flow in the presence of ACE inhibitors. However, clinically, I have never seen this and it is a reversable problem with stopping the Arthrotec. Although diovan is a different class of drug, it would probably have similar risks in occasional patients. But, watch your blood pressure while taking it. Any of the non-steroidals can increase sodium retention and raise your blood pressure(a differnt problem than referred to above).
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