Valsartan tablets and capsules are also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.
Valsartan is a medicine widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, high blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels, or arteries, at higher than normal pressures. We are undertaking a pharmacy level recall of all affected batches of Valsartan containing medicines made by Mylan and Teva.
How should this medicine be used. High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. Valsartan inhibits the pressor effect of an angiotensin II hormone, decreasing blood pressure 11. Talk to your doctor about the risks of using this medication for your condition.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
This increases the amount of the drug in your body and raises your risk of side effects.
Reduce stroke risk in people with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy.
Use cautiously in patients who have demonstrated some form of allergy, particularly to drugs.
Valsartan is not removed from the plasma by hemodialysis. Older adults may process drugs more slowly. Always speak with your doctor or pharmacist about dosages that are right for you.