VALSARTAN - valsartan tablet 
Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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PATIENT INFORMATION

Valsartan Tablets
(val-sar’-tan)                

Read the Patient Information that comes with valsartan tablets before you take it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. If you have any questions about valsartan tablets, ask your doctor or pharmacist.  

What is the most important information I should know about valsartan tablets?  

Valsartan tablets can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your blood pressure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking valsartan tablets, tell your doctor right away. 

What are valsartan tablets? 

Valsartan tablets are prescription medicine called an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It is used in adults to:

Valsartan tablets are not for children under 6 years of age or children with certain kidney problems.  

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension). Blood pressure is the force in your blood vessels when your heart beats and when your heart rests. You have high blood pressure when the force is too much. Valsartan tablets can help your blood vessels relax so your blood pressure is lower. Medicines that lower your blood pressure lower your chance of having a stroke or heart attack.  

High blood pressure makes the heart work harder to pump blood throughout the body and causes damage to the blood vessels. If high blood pressure is not treated, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and vision problems.  

Heart Failure occurs when the heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. Just walking or moving can make you short of breath, so you may have to rest a lot.  

What should I tell my doctor before taking valsartan tablets? 

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions including whether you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show to your doctor and pharmacist when a new medicine is prescribed. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking any new medicine. Your doctor or pharmacist will know what medicines are safe to take together.

How should I take valsartan tablets?

What are the possible side effects of valsartan tablets? 

Valsartan tablets may cause the following serious side effects:
 

Injury or death to an unborn baby.
See “What is the most important information I should know about valsartan tablets?” 

Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension). Low blood pressure is most likely to happen if you also take water pills, are on a low-salt diet, get dialysis treatments, have heart problems, or get sick with vomiting or diarrhea. Lie down, if you feel faint or dizzy. Call your doctor right away.  

Kidney problems. Kidney problems may get worse if you already have kidney disease. Some patients will have changes on blood tests for kidney function and may need a lower dose of valsartan tablets. Call your doctor if you get swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands, or unexplained weight gain. If you have heart failure, your doctor should check your kidney function before prescribing valsartan tablets.  

The most common side effects of valsartan tablets used to treat people with high blood pressure include:

Side effects were generally mild and brief. They generally have not caused patients to stop taking valsartan tablets.  

The most common side effects of valsartan tablets used to treat people with heart failure include:

Tell your doctor if you get any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.  

These are not all the possible side effects of valsartan tablets. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist.  

How do I store valsartan tablets?

General information about valsartan tablets

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in patient information leaflets. Do not use valsartan tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give valsartan tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.  

This leaflet summarizes the most important information about valsartan tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about valsartan tablets that is written for health professionals.  

For more information about valsartan tablets, ask your pharmacist or doctor, or call 1-800-313-4623.

What are the ingredients in valsartan tablets? 

Active ingredient: valsartan USP  

Inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, crospovidone, dental-type silica, hypromellose, iron oxide yellow, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide; and iron oxide red in 80 mg.  

All brands mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Jubilant Generics Limited.  

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Manufactured by:

Jubilant Generics Limited
Roorkee-247661, India  

Marketed by:

Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Salisbury, MD-21801, USA  

Revised: 07/2017              

Revised: 12/2017
Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.