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Using Valsartan may have side effects like throat infection

Respected, My grand mother is suffering from heart disease. In all medication doctor also prescribed her one capsule named VALSARTAN (Brand Name : Valent - 40mg). Sir from a year she is having throat infection . After lots n lots treatment throat infe...
by Anshul Jain in India, 11/08/2006

Valsartan (Diovan)
(val- SAR-tan)
Pregnancy Category: C (1st trimester), D (2nd and 3rd trimesters) Diovan (Rx)

Classification: Antihypertensive, angiotensin II receptor blocker

See Also: See also Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists and Antihypertensives.

Action/Kinetics: Reduces both BP and left ventricular hypertrophy. Food decreases absorption. Peak plasma levels: 2-4 hr. Highly bound to plasma proteins. t 1/2, terminal: 11-15 hr. Eliminated mostly unchanged in feces (80%) and urine (about 20%).

Uses: Treat hypertension

Side Effects: CNS: Headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, paresthesia, somnolence. GI: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, dry mouth, dyspepsia, flatulence. Respiratory: URI, cough, rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, dyspnea. Body as a whole: Viral infection, edema, asthenia, allergic reaction. Musculoskeletal: Arthralgia, back pain, muscle cramps, myalgia. Dermatologic: Pruritus, rash. Miscellaneous: Palpitations, vertigo, neutropenia, impotence.

Laboratory Test Alterations: H&H. Serum potassium, liver enzymes, serum bilirubin.

How Supplied: Capsules: 80 mg, 160 mg

?Capsules Hypertension.
Adults, initial: 80 mg once daily as monotherapy in clients who are not volume depleted. Dose range: 80-320 mg once daily. If additional antihypertensive effect is needed, dose may be increased to 160 mg or 320 mg once daily or diuretic may be added.

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