What is Valzaar (Valsartan) used for?
Valzaar (Valsartan) is used as a treatment for high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure. It works by preventing blood vessels from narrowing, thereby decreasing blood pressure and improving the flow of blood.
How should I use Valzaar (Valsartan)?
Valzaar (Valsartan) tablets should be taken orally. Patients who are treating high blood pressure are normally directed to take it once per day, with or without eating. If heart failure is being treated, this medication is usually taken twice per day. It may take one month for the full benefits of this drug to be noticed. Continue to take it unless directed otherwise by your physician.
What are the side effects of Valzaar (Valsartan)?
Valzaar (Valsartan) may cause some side effects, such as:
You should immediately consult your physician if other more serious side effects occur, such as fainting or a decrease in the amount of urine.
Under no circumstances should this drug be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should use contraception while taking this drug to ensure that you don't get pregnant.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Valzaar (Valsartan). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.