VALSARTAN- valsartan tablet
Bryant Ranch Prepack
Valsartan Tablets (val-SAR-tan), USP
Read the Patient Information that comes with valsartan 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, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What is the most important information I should know about valsartan?
Valsartan 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, tell your doctor right away.
What is valsartan?
Valsartan is a prescription medicine called an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It is used in adults to:
Valsartan is 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 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.
Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction): A heart attack is caused by a blocked artery that results in damage to the heart muscle.
What should I tell my doctor before taking valsartan?
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?
What are the possible side effects of valsartan?
Valsartan 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?”
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. 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.
The most common side effects of valsartan 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.
The most common side effects of valsartan used to treat people with heart failure include:
Common side effects of valsartan used to treat people after a heart attack which caused them to stop taking the drug 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. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How do I store valsartan tablets?
General information about valsartan
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in patient information leaflets. Do not use valsartan for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give valsartan 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. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about valsartan that is written for health professionals.
For more information about valsartan, ask your pharmacist or doctor, contact Solco Healthcare US, LLC, or call 1-866-257-2597.
What are the ingredients in valsartan tablets?
Active ingredient: valsartan, USP
Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, polyvinyl alcohol-partially Hydrolyzed, iron oxides (yellow and/or red), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, macrogol/PEG 3350, talc and titanium dioxide.
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