What it is

Diovan (valsartan) is an type of blood pressure medication called an ARB (angiotensin II receptor antagonist). Diovan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

What it treats

Diovan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications. Diovan is also used in adults to treat heart failure, and to lower the risk of death...