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Valzaar 160 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Valzaar Tablet

Valzaar 160 Tablet helps reduce high blood pressure, thus lowering the chances of any future heart attack and stroke. It may also be used to improve the symptoms of chronic (long-standing) heart failure. It helps to preserve kidney function, especially in patients with diabetes.

Valzaar 160 Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It is taken by mouth (orally), with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. Side effects are few and uncommon with this medicine. However, dizziness may occur due to low blood pressure, particularly after the first dose.

Valzaar Tablet side effects

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

How to use Valzaar 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. Valzaar 160 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Valzaar Tablet works

Valzaar 160 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.

Valzaar Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Valzaar 160 Tablet. Please consult your doctor. Taking Valsartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valzaar 160 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
Valzaar 160 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
Valzaar 160 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Valzaar 160 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Valzaar 160 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
Valzaar 160 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valzaar 160 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Valzaar Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valzaar 160 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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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 Valzaar 160 Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

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Q. How long does it take for Valzaar to start working?

A substantial decrease in blood pressure can be experienced within 2 weeks of starting Valzaar. 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., Valzaar, losartan, olmesartan) or Angiotension Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors (e.g., ramipril, captopril, or enalapril) by the doctor.

Q. Is Valzaar bad for kidneys?

Valzaar 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 Valzaar?

Valzaar 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 Valzaar.

Q. What class of drug is Valzaar?

Valzaar 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. Valzaar works by blocking the effect of angiotensin II. As a result, blood vessels relax and blood pressure is lowered.

Q. Does Valzaar cause weight gain?

No, Valzaar 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 Valzaar?

Continue taking Valzaar 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 Valzaar does not cure high blood pressure or heart failure but controls them.

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

Taking Valzaar 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 Valzaar if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Valzaar, stop taking Valzaar and call your doctor immediately.

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

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

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