What is Valzaar (Valsartan) used for?
Valzaar (Valsartan) is an oral angiotensin II receptor agonist prescribed to treat patients with hypertension or who have reduced heart function following a heart attack. It operates by preventing blood vessels from narrowing to allow easier circulation and make it easier for the heart to function. It may also be used to treat patients with heart failure who have seen no benefits from ACE inhibitors. Your doctor may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Valzaar (Valsartan)?
Always use Valzaar (Valsartan) strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once or twice daily, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never alter the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may change the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Valzaar (Valsartan)?
Valzaar (Valsartan) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are confusion, faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, urinary retention, or high potassium levels. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to ensure the correct changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Valzaar (Valsartan) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, fructose intolerant, children under the age of six, or who have biliary cirrhosis, primary hyperaldosteronism, cholestasis, or decreased liver function. Also inform your doctor if you have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, mitral valve stenosis, aortic stenosis, severe heart failure, renal artery stenosis, decreased liver function, a recent kidney transplant, who are undergoing kidney dialysis, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
Strictly use Valzaar (Valsartan) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Valzaar (Valsartan) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.