However, some Diovan (angiotensin II receptor blocker) continues to be manufactured in Germany and in a factory in Ringaskiddy, Ireland, which is owned by Ciba and will be operated by Novartis.
What company makes Diovan?
Novartis originally manufactured valsartan blood pressure medication under the brand name Diovan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Diovan in 2002.
Is Diovan the same as valsartan?
A: Valsartan is the generic name for Diovan. Cozaar (losartan) is the brand name for another drug very similar to Diovan. Both Diovan and Cozaar belong to the class of drugs called angiostension II receptor antagonists (ARBs). These drugs are used for blood pressure.
Is Diovan being recalled?
Mylan voluntarily recalled valsartan-containing products on November 20. Teva is recalling all lots of amlodipine and valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine, valsartan, and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) combination tablets due to the presence of N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).
Who manufactures valsartan?
Drug manufacturer ZHP of China is the main company that makes Valsartan, the generic version of blood pressure drug Diovan. Eighty percent of generic drugs sold in the US are made in China and India, and ZHP supplies Valsartan to other companies including some US drug companies.