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My PCP prescribed 40 mg Diovan ( start dose is usually 80m) and in three weeks I have finally tolerated 10 mg. (recommended starting dose is actually 80 mg!) My bp has returned to normal..sometimes below normal. I have been eating high potassium foods and using salt substitute. (potassium).
Now I read that high potassium foods and salt substitute are NOT recommended while taking this med. My SparkPage recommends 4500-6000 mg of potassium. I'm quite confused and a bit anxious as the warning is for potential heart failure if potassium in blood gets too high.
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