Manufacturer: Novartis Pharma
Trade name: Diovan
Strength: 80 mg
Active ingredient: Valsartan
Category: Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker.
Pregnancy category: Valsartan belongs to US FDA pregnancy category D (Positive evidence of risk).
Uses: Diovan 80 mg capsule is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering the blood pressure reduces the risk cardiovascular diseases, mainly myocardial infarctions and strokes.
How to use: Take Diovan 80 mg capsule orally with or with out food once or twice daily. You need to check your blood pressure while taking this medication. You may experience low blood pressure with this medication. Check with your doctor if you have nausea, lightheadedness, fatigue, shallow breathing.
Side Effects: Headache, Dizziness or lightheadedness, weakness, cough
Dosage: Usual adult dose for congestive heart failure: Initial dose: 40 mg orally twice a day. Maintenance dose: 80 to 160 mg twice a day. Usual adult dose for hypertension: Initial dose: 80 to 160 mg orally once a day. Maintenance dose: 80 to 320 mg orally once a day. Usual adult dose for myocardial infarction: Initial dose: 20 mg orally twice a day. Maintenance dose: 40 mg twice daily.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: August 23rd, 2016
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