Valsartan

Valsartan
Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist which works by relaxing the blood vessel. Valsartan blocks the action of angiotensin II by selectively blocking the binding of angiotensin II to the AT1 receptors found in vacular smooth muscle, adrenal gland etc.

Indications: 

Mild to moderate hypertension etc.

Side Effects: 

Peripheral Oedema, rhinitis, back pain, Diarrhea, headache, dizziness, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection, heartburn etc.

Dosage Forms:
Valsartan 40 mg tablets
Valsartan 80 mg tablets
Valsartan 160 mg tablets

Combinations:
Tablets:
Valsartan 80 mg + Ramipril 5 mg
Valsartan 80 mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg
Valsartan 160 mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg

Brand Names (Company Name):

Diovan (Novartis India Ltd)

Starval (Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.)
Valent  (Lupin Laboratories Ltd.)
Valzaar (Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)

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