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Valsartan instructions for use

The drug Valsartan is a drug whose therapeutic effect is to normalize blood pressure indicators and improve the functioning of the organs of the cardiovascular system.

Release form and composition of the drug

Valsartan is available in the form of tablets for oral use. Each tablet is covered with a protective film of pink color and contains the main active ingredient valsartan in the amount of 40.80 or 160 mg.

In each tablet there are also auxiliary components - magnesium sterate, microcrystalline cellulose, pink dye.

Pharmacological properties

Preparta Valsartan is intended for oral administration. After the tablet enters the digestive canal, the main active ingredients are rapidly absorbed through the mucous membranes into the common bloodstream. The drug has an effect on AT1 angiotensin 2 receptors, which are located in the vascular endothelium, kidney tissue, cardiac muscle, lung tissue, adrenal cortex and brain.

The therapeutic effect after a single dose of the pill inside is developed and becomes maximum after 2 hours. The active ingredients of the drug reduce the hypertrophy of the heart muscle, which often develops against the background of a persistent increase in blood pressure. Already after 3 weeks after regular use of tablets, patients notice a significant improvement in the general condition, normalization of blood pressure indicators, not only in a state of complete rest, but also during exercise. In patients with chronic heart failure, swelling of the face and lower limbs is reduced, and the risk of post-infarction complications is significantly reduced.

Indications for use of the drug

Valsartan tablets are prescribed to patients for the treatment and prevention of the following conditions:

  • The initial stages of hypertension with a persistent increase in blood pressure;
  • Acute myocardial infarction;
  • Heart failure with congestive processes.

Contraindications

This drug according to the instructions is not recommended for patients to treat in the presence of the following conditions:

  • Individual intolerance of the components included in the preparation;
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding period;
  • Pediatric practice;
  • Severe damage to the liver.

With special care, Valsartan should be prescribed to patients in the presence of such pathologies:

  • Dehydration;
  • Renal artery stenosis;
  • Obstruction of the bile ducts caused by a tumor or stones;
  • Hypo sodium diet;
  • Renal failure.

Dosage and administration

Valsartan tablets are indicated for oral administration. The drug should be taken without regard to food, swallowing, but not chewing or chopping. Tablets need to drink with a sufficient amount of liquid.

The dosage of the drug and the duration of the course of therapy are determined by the attending physician depending on the diagnosis and the individual characteristics of the patient.

According to the instructions, patients with arterial hypertension are prescribed 80 mg of the drug per day. If necessary, and there is a strong indication, the doctor can increase the daily dose, but this happens gradually only in the absence of a therapeutic effect from the minimum effective dose.

After myocardial infarction, patients in the first hours are prescribed 40 mg of the drug 2 times a day. Within 3 months, this dose is gradually increased to 320 mg per day. If, during therapy, the patient has significantly reduced blood pressure, then the dosage of the drug is adjusted.

Use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Valsartan tablets are not prescribed for the treatment of pregnant women because of the danger to the fetus. If a woman took the drug and became pregnant during this period, you should stop therapy as soon as possible and consult a doctor, in some cases, pregnancy has to be terminated.

The use of this drug during breastfeeding is prohibited because of the high probability of penetration of active ingredients into breast milk, and then into the body of a child. If Valsartan requires therapy, a nursing woman will have to interrupt lactation.

Side effects

During the use of this drug, patients often developed the following side effects:

  • Dizziness and weakness;
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Loss of consciousness;
  • Lethargy;
  • The development of acute renal failure with increasing dose;
  • Muscle pain;
  • Development of angioedema;
  • Insomnia;
  • Impaired stool;
  • Pain in the joints;
  • Changes in the clinical picture of blood - thrombocytopenia, anemia;
  • Viral infections - pharyngitis, sinusitis, rhinitis;
  • Lowering blood pressure;
  • Sensitization;
  • Skin rash, hives ;
  • Vasculitis;
  • Pains in the field of epigastria, nausea;
  • Serum sickness.

With a significant excess of the recommended dose, patients develop severe hypotension, up to loss of consciousness, collapse and coma. Treatment of overdose consists in washing the patient's stomach and oral administration of enterosorbents. If necessary, carry out symptomatic treatment. In order to normalize blood pressure indicators, intravenous administration of an isotonic sodium solution is possible.


Interaction with drugs

With the simultaneous use of Valsartan with diuretics, the patient has a sharply increased risk of developing hyperkalemia. The same thing happens with the simultaneous use of potassium drugs.

With the simultaneous use of this drug with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, patients may experience a decrease in the therapeutic effect of Valsartan and deterioration of the kidneys.

With simultaneous use with other drugs that lower blood pressure, the risk of hypotension and loss of consciousness increases greatly.

Since the patient is often dizzy and sleepy at the time of therapy with the drug, it is necessary to avoid driving vehicles and controlling complex mechanisms that require quick response.

Conditions of storage and release of the drug

The drug is available in pharmacies by prescription. The shelf life of tablets is 3 years from the date of production date, which is indicated on the package. The drug should be stored out of reach of children at a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees.

Valsartan analogues

Walz, Valsakor, Diovan, Norstavan

Valsartan price

The average cost of Valsartan in the form of tablets in pharmacies in Moscow is 210-225 rubles.

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