Two weeks on another BP medicine, Tekturna, a new renin blocker. I guess I was being impatient but my BP had not come down one iota from 170/100. I started Diovan (Valsartan) 80 mg and my BP came down significantly to 145/85. Werther it was the combination or the Diovan, I'm not sure, but I'm definitely impressed. No side effects were noted and I felt 100% better!