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valsartan

This medicine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, myocardial infarction (Heart attack) with left ventricular failure or left ventricular diastolic failure.

Contradications

This medicine is contraindicated in patients with severe hepatic (liver) impairment, cirrhosis (irreversible scarring of liver), biliary (bile duct) obstruction, cholestasis (decrease in bile flow), and primary hyperaldosteronism (excessive aldosterone production).

Side effects

Patients using this medicine may rarely experience syncope (fainting), thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets), renal (kidney) dysfunction, angioedema (swelling under skin or mucous membrane), dizziness (lightheadedness), and hypotension.

Expert Advice

  • Take the medicine at the same time each day, with or without meals.
  • Contact prescriber if there is chest pain, palpitations, swelling of face/ankle/tongue, unrelieved headache, weakness, difficulty in breathing, or unusual cough.
  • Do not take potassium supplements or salt substitutes.
  • Change body position slowly.

FAQs

How does this medication work?

This medication works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow easily.

Should I take this medication same time everyday?

Try to take this medication same time everyday?

Is this medication hard on the kidneys?

If this medication continues for a long time, it may damage the blood vessels of heart and kidneys.

Can I eat bananas while taking this medicine?

Avoid potassium-rich foods like bananas, oranges, and green leafy vegetables as this medicine already raises potassium concentrations in the body.

Will this medicine make me sleepy?

Yes, this medicine might make you sleepy. Using alcohol along with this medicine will worsen the symptom. Avoid driving.

Can children take this medicine?

This medicine should not be given to a child younger than 6 years.

Medicines containing valsartan

Valtec 80mg

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Pack size: 2x14's

Rs.203

Angiotan 160mg

By Efroze

Pack size: 14

Rs.280

Angiotan 80mg

By Efroze

Pack size: 14

Rs.196

Diaval 160mg

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Pack size: 14

Rs.600

Diaval 80mg

By Ethical Laboratories

Pack size: 14

Rs.400

Diovan 160mg

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Pack size: 2x14's

Rs.1129.26

Diovan 320mg

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Pack size: 4 x 7's

Rs.896.25

Diovan 80mg

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Pack size: 2x14's

Rs.744.71

Hypeernorm 80mg

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Pack size: 14

Rs.400

Listan 160mg

By Amarant

Pack size: 14

Rs.179.5

Listan 80mg

By Amarant

Pack size: 1x14's

Rs.208

Nuval 160mg

By Pharm Evo

Pack size: 14

Rs.152.88

Nuval 80mg

By Pharm Evo

Pack size: 14

Rs.109.2

Sevia 160mg

By Sami

Pack size: 14

Rs.190

Sevia 40mg

By Sami

Pack size: 14

Rs.95

Sevia 80mg

By Sami

Pack size: 14

Rs.125

Tulurik 160mg

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Pack size: 14

Rs.450

Valid 160mg

By Scilife

Pack size: 14

Rs.329

Valken 160mg

By Kanel Pharma

Pack size: 14

Rs.576

Valken 80mg

By Kanel Pharma

Pack size: 14

Rs.375

Valstar 160mg

By CCL

Pack size: 14

Rs.181

Valstar 80mg

By CCL

Pack size: 14

Rs.196

Valtan 160mg

By L A Kurative

Pack size: 14

Rs.350

Valtan 80mg

By L A Kurative

Pack size: 14

Rs.210

Valtec 40mg

By Tabroos

Pack size: 2x14's

Rs.134

Vatin 80mg

By ACE

Pack size: 20

Rs.200

Vatin 160mg

By ACE

Pack size: 20

Rs.214

Cova 80 mg

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Pack size: 2 x 7's

Rs.105

Valtec 160mg 160mg

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Pack size: 2x14's

Rs.266