Valfect 40 mg tablet: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: AstraZeneca

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Trade name: Valfect

Strength: 40 mg

Type: Tablet

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: Valfect 40 mg tablet 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 Valfect 40 mg tablet 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

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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