Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
9/5/13 6:59 P

It would not be medically safe or appropriate for this site, our members or our experts to provide answers to your question. This is a medication and food interaction concern. Please contact your doctor's office.

Your SP Registered Dietitian

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
Fitness Minutes: (3,354)
Posts: 209
9/5/13 6:51 P

I'd talk to your physician about this....

RAINBOWGIRL7 SparkPoints: (1,649)
Fitness Minutes: (80)
Posts: 26
9/5/13 6:36 P

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.

Page: 1 of (1)  

Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Juicer recommendations 10/12/2015 11:47:19 AM
Different ways to stay on water intake daily 7/7/2015 10:09:54 PM
I felt out of control last night 7/24/2015 6:09:06 PM
Coconut oil 9/3/2015 12:22:16 AM
What is the best blender? 7/4/2015 9:37:16 PM