Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, also known as angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
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The medication is a product of Novartis. Its capsule form was approved for medical use in the United States in January 1997 while the tablet form was approved in July 2001.
Valsartan is used for the following health indications:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Congestive heart failure
It is also used in increasing the chances of a longer life for people who have experienced a heart attack, particularly in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. It can also be used for slowing down the worsening of the symptoms of end-stage renal disease.
Valsartan should only be used according to the doctor’s prescription. Changing the dose may be done occasionally depending on a patient’s response to the medication. But emphasis must be made that it shouldn’t be taken in smaller and larger amounts, or for longer periods, than prescribed.
You can take it with or without food but water will likely be necessary to swallow the capsule or tablet without crushing, chewing or melting it in the mouth. You should also take it at the same time every day for best results.
In case the medication is administered to a child, you can ask the pharmacists to mix it with a liquid, in case said child cannot swallow a whole capsule. Be sure to use a medicine measuring cup or spoon to get the precise dose.
Your blood pressure will likely be under control within 2 to 4 weeks after taking the medication. Just keep on taking it even when your blood pressure is already within normal range or you’re already feeling well.