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Taking diovan, have neuropathy of lower legs. Related?

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neuropathyof lower legs after diovan increase to 160 twice a day?
Posted Tue, 13 Aug 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Omer 57 minutes later

Diovan DOES NOT cause neuropathy of any kind sensory or autonomic.

Valsartan at the dose of 320mg/day can cause your kidney to get weak.

As you have told that you have diastolic dysfunction ( congestive heart weakness) , which is a known cause of peripheral neuropathy affecting the legs and feet.

Diovan ( valsartan ) and diastolic congestive heart weakness( CHF)can cause your creatinine to raise due to weak kidneys(CKD) .

Weak kidneys ( CKD ) are known cause of peripheral neuropathy.

So i would like that you should do kidney function tests , with a latest echo to check EF ( ejection fraction) with vitamin B12 levels and a complete blood picture to check heamoglobin , because we have to treat the underlying cause of peripheral neuropathy , i.e CKD and CHF.

Hope this helps.

Feel free to ask any further questions.

Take care.
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