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Drug information on Valzaar -160 (Valsartan) from Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Valzaar -160

  Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Valsartan
 136.00
160mg
10Tablet
Valzaar -160 is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, prescribed for hypertension, congestive heart failure and myocardial infarction (heart attack).  It works by relaxing the blood vessels.

Medical Condition(s) for which Valzaar -160 may be prescribed

Diabetes and Hypertension
Heart Attack
High Blood Pressure

Side effects of Valzaar -160

   Most Common : Headache and dizziness.

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea and inflammation of pharynx.

   Respiratory : Upper respiratory infection, cough and runny nose.

   Miscellaneous : Joint pain and swelling.

   Genitourinary : Impotence and kidney failure.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO HTN Initial: 80 mg once daily, up to 160 mg once daily. Max: 320 mg/day. Post-MI Initial: 20 mg twice daily, up to 160 mg bid if tolerated.

How to use Valzaar -160?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food./

When is Valzaar -160 not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, diabetes during pregnancy and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Valzaar -160

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, poor blood circulation, sugar, dehydration, angioedema, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during breast-feeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of angioedema (severe allergic reaction) with the following symptoms: swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue, difficulty in swallowing or breathing and hoarseness. If it is so consult with your doctor.

• It may cause dehydration, vomiting, excessive sweating or diarrhea; if you experience with any of these symptoms consult with your doctor.

• Monitor blood pressure, blood electrolyte levels and heart, kidney or liver function regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Valzaar -160

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions of Valzaar -160

Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

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