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Valsartan

Valsartan Information

Valsartan Benefits & Uses

Valsartan is used to treat the following -

Valsartan Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Valsartan

Valsartan

Valsartan Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Valsartan is used -

  1. Weakness
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Fainting
  4. Irregular heartbeat
  5. Confusion
  6. Bloody Urine
  7. Difficulty breathing
  8. Loss of appetite
  9. Swelling
  10. Nausea or vomiting
  11. Headache Mild

Valsartan Related Warnings

Is the use of Valsartan safe for pregnant women?

Those womens are pregnant, before taking Valsartan should be consult to doctor. If you don't do same, Then it will cause some serious side effects on your body.

Severe

Is the use of Valsartan safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may suffer serious consequences after taking Valsartan. So don't take this drug without consulting your doctor first, otherwise it may be dangerous for you.

Severe

What is the effect of Valsartan on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Valsartan on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Valsartan on the Liver?

Side effects of Valsartan rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Valsartan on the Heart?

Valsartan is rarely harmful for heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Valsartan with Other Drugs

Valsartan should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Acarbose

Paracetamol,Caffeine,Phenylephrine

    Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

      Valsartan Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Valsartan unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
      2. Allergy
      3. Hyperkalemia
      4. Hyperthyroidism

      Frequently asked Questions about Valsartan

      Is this Valsartan habit forming or addictive?

      Forming a habit of Valsartan has not been reported.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      Valsartan does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but take Valsartan only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      No, Valsartan is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

      Valsartan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Valsartan

      Valsartan may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

      Mild

      Interaction between Alcohol and Valsartan

      Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to slight side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

      Mild
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Md Saadullah
      M.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience
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      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      2 Years of Experience
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      References

      1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 169-172
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 507
      3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Diovan (valsartan)
      4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prexxartan (valsartan)