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Valent 80 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Valent Tablet

Valent 80 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Valent 80 Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. Dizziness, particularly after the first dose, is known to occur in some people. This may be associated with headache. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. No weight gain has been seen with the regular use of this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Valent Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Valent Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Valent 80 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Valent Tablet works

Valent 80 Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Valent Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Valent 80 Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valent 80 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valent 80 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Valent 80 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Valent 80 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Valent 80 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is recommended. No dose adjustment is needed in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Valent 80 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valent 80 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Valent Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valent 80 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of  urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen, along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not take Valent 80 Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Valent with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
SERIOUS
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Brand(s): Tamocas
MODERATE
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valent

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I have recently been advised by my Doctor to change My hypertension medicine~Amlopress5 with VALSATAN 80 Which records seriiu side effe ts like heat and renal failure. Should i accept this new change?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with valsartan. Do not start or continue valsartan, if you are dehydrated due to sickness, diarrhea or use of diuretics. Do not take valsartan, if you have history of swelling of eyes and lips (angioedema) or any disease of the heart (eg. ischemic heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiogenic shock, or heart attack). Avoid taking valsartan if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.VALENT 80MG TABLEt is cheaper and yes you can continue, check ur Sr. Creat, BUN, Urine for Protein, ECG, BP
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Q. How long does it take for Valent to start working?

A substantial decrease in blood pressure can be experienced within 2 weeks of starting Valent. The medicine may take up to 4 weeks to show its complete effects.

Q. Which medicine is considered safe for treating high blood pressure?

There are many blood pressure-lowering medicines which can be considered safe. Use of these medicines varies from person to person and can be based on various factors such as age, gender, other co-existing diseases, etc. For instance, a person below 55 years of age having no other co-existing disease may be prescribed angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARAs) (e.g., Valent, losartan, olmesartan) or Angiotension Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors (e.g., ramipril, captopril, or enalapril) by the doctor.

Q. Is Valent bad for kidneys?

Valent does not generally affect the working of a proper functioning kidney. However, it should be cautiously used in patients who have existing severe kidney impairment (creatinine clearance <10 ml/min) and are on dialysis as there is limited data to support the safety of these patients.

Q. Who should not be given Valent?

Valent should not be given to patients who are allergic to it, have severe liver disease, have diabetes, or impaired kidney function. Its use should be restricted if you are being treated with blood pressure lowering medicine containing aliskiren. It is important to know that a pregnant lady or one who intends to become pregnant should not use Valent.

Q. What class of drug is Valent?

Valent belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARAs). Angiotensin II is a substance in the body that causes vessels to tighten which leads to increase in blood pressure. Valent works by blocking the effect of angiotensin II. As a result, blood vessels relax and blood pressure is lowered.

Q. Does Valent cause weight gain?

No, Valent does not cause weight gain as a side effect. However, if your kidney function deteriorates, then your body may swell due to accumulation of water (fluid retention) because of which you may gain weight. Inform your doctor if you experience any unexplained weight gain or swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands.

Q. How long do I need to take Valent?

Continue taking Valent as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not stop taking it even if you start feeling better. You may even have to take it life long, since Valent does not cure high blood pressure or heart failure but controls them.

Q. What is the most important information I should know about Valent?

Taking Valent during the last months of pregnancy can cause serious harm or even death of the unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Do not take Valent if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Valent, stop taking Valent and call your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I switch in between the brands of Valent, since currently the brand I am using is not available?

No, do not switch to a different Valent product unless your doctor says that you should. Since you have to take it daily, keep a stock of it. Each Valent product releases the medication differently in your body and cannot be used interchangeably.

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