Valembic 160mg Tablet 10'S

Hypertension Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

VALEMBIC 160MG contains Valsartan which belongs to the group of medicines called Angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults, children and adolescents (6years to less than 18 years). Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood against the blood vessel walls is too high which is characterized by headache, irregular heartbeat, vision changes, feeling of overtiredness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, anxiety, chest pain. It is also used to treat adult patients with recent heart attack (blockage of blood flow to heart muscle with the symptoms of tightness or pain in chest, neck, back or arms, fatigue) and symptomatic heart failure (a condition where the pumping of heart is inadequate to meet body’s need which is characterized by shortness of breath, fatigue, fast heartbeat).

Valsartan makes blood vessels to relax, reduces the cardiac output and thus lowers the blood pressure by blocking the effects of Angiotensin II (a substance produced in your body which causes narrowing of blood vessels). Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and the amount of electrolytes (Ex. potassium) in your body prior to the treatment or at regular intervals along with the treatment.

VALEMBIC 160MG is not recommended for use in patients having severe liver disease. It should be used in caution with patient having kidney, liver, and heart problems. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consult your doctor for advice before taking VALEMBIC 160MG. It should be used with caution in children and adolescent of 6 years to less than18 years age. VALEMBIC 160MG should be used with caution in patients above 65years of age. The most common side effects of taking VALEMBIC 160MG is low blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, headache, diarrhea. Consult your doctor if the symptom worsens.

USES OF VALEMBIC 160MG

  • Treats high blood pressure in adults, children and adolescents (6years to less than 18years of age
  • Treats adult patients after a recent heart attack
  • Treats symptomatic heart failure in adult patients

HOW VALEMBIC 160MG WORKS

VALEMBIC 160MG makes blood vessels to relax, reduces the cardiac output and thus lowers the blood pressure by blocking the effects of Angiotensin II (substance produced in your body which causes narrowing of blood vessels).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take VALEMBIC 160MG as advised by your physician. Swallow this medicine, do not crush, or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF VALEMBIC 160MG

COMMON

  • dizziness
  • low blood pressure with or without symptoms such as dizziness and fainting when standing up
  • signs of impaired kidney function (loss of appetite, decreased urinary output, fatigue)

UNCOMMON

  • sudden loss of consciousness
  • feeling spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • sings of acute kidney failure such as decreased urinary output, swelling due to fluid retention, nausea, fatigue, and shortness of breath
  • signs of high potassium level include muscle spasms, abnormal heart rhythm
  • headache
  • cough
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • tiredness
  • weakness

RARE

Stop taking VALEMBIC 160MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of angioedema (a specific allergic reaction) such as swollen face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty in breathing or swallowing, skin rash, itching
  • signs of heart failure such as breathlessness, difficulty breathing when lying down, swelling of the feet or legs

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or Vomiting:

Take this medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Avoid drinking too much liquid along with your meals, drink slowly in between meals. Consult your doctor if your symptom does not improve

Diarrhea:

Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Dizziness:

When you feel dizzy, lie, or sit down immediately, if you're experiencing a severe episode of vertigo, lie in a dark and quite place with eyes closed. Vehicle driving should be avoided if you experience frequent dizziness without warning. Talk to your doctor if the symptom worsens.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Try taking rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee. Massage with mild pressure on scalp or head. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Tiredness:

Drink plenty of fluid and eat balanced diet and frequent meals. Do regular minimal exercise and follow regular sleep schedule. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

VALEMBIC 160MG is not recommended in early pregnancy and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to the baby if used after 3 months of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking VALEMBIC 160MG.

BREASTFEEDING

VALEMBIC 160MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may choose another treatment especially if you want to breast-feed when your baby is new-born or born prematurely. Consult your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines as it may cause dizziness and affect the ability to concentrate after taking VALEMBIC 160MG. Consult your doctor before taking VALEMBIC 160MG.

KIDNEY

VALEMBIC 160MG should be used in caution with patients having severe kidney disease, patients undergoing dialysis, kidney artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels to one or both the kidneys) and recent history of kidney transplant. Consult your doctor before taking VALEMBIC 160MG.

LIVER

VALEMBIC 160MG is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver disease and should be used with caution in patients having liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking VALEMBIC 160MG.

ALLERGY

VALEMBIC 160MG is not recommended for use if you are allergic to Valsartan.

HEART DISEASE

VALEMBIC 160MG should be taken with caution in patients having severe heart disease and after a heart attack or heart failure. Before taking VALEMBIC 160MG consult with your doctor.

OTHERS

Before taking VALEMBIC 160MG, inform your doctor if you

  • history of angioedema
  • aldosteronism (increased secretion of aldosterone by adrenal glands)
  • dehydration caused by diarrhoea or vomiting

Use in pediatrics:

VALEMBIC 160MG should be used with caution in children and adolescents (6 years to less than 18 years of age) having high blood pressure and dose will be adjusted depending on the body weight. Consult your doctor before taking VALEMBIC 160MG.

Use in geriatrics:

VALEMBIC 160MG is used with caution in patients above 65 years of age. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking VALEMBIC 160MG, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • angiotensin II receptor blockers used to treat high blood pressure (Ex. Telmisartan, losartan, valsartan)     
  • aliskiren or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure (Ex. enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril)
  • diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide (used to treat oedema or high blood pressure)
  • beta blockers like atenolol, propranolol, carvedilol (medicine used to manage abnormal heart rhythms)
  • potassium supplements and potassium-containing salt substitutes that rise the potassium level in body
  • heparin (medicine used to prevent blood clot)
  • mineralocorticoid receptors antagonists like spironolactone, eplerenone (medicines used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – medicines used to treat pain and inflammation (Ex. aspirin, ibuprofen)
  • rifamycin (medicine used against bacterial infections)
  • ciclosporin which is used to protect against transplant rejection
  • ritonavir (medicine used to treat HIV/AIDS infection)
  • medicines containing lithium (used to treat some types of depression)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of VALEMBIC 160MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. The most common symptom of overdose are severe dizziness and fainting.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Valsartan
Pharmacological Category :   Angiotensin receptor blockers
Therapeutic Indication :   Hypertension, Heart attack, Heart failure
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep VALEMBIC 160MG out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT VALEMBIC 160MG

Can VALEMBIC 160MG be used to treat high blood pressure?

VALEMBIC 160MG can be considered as a drug of choice for high blood pressure. It contains Valsartan which helps to relax the blood vessels and then normalize the blood pressure. Although, VALEMBIC 160MG can treat high blood pressure, your doctor might treat you with other drugs depending upon your condition.

Can VALEMBIC 160MG be given to children?

VALEMBIC 160MG can be used with caution in children and adolescents (6years to less than 18 years of age) who are having high blood pressure. Duration and dose to be taken will be adjusted depending on the body weight. Consult your physician before taking VALEMBIC 160MG.

What happens if I stop taking VALEMBIC 160MG?

Do not stop taking VALEMBIC 160MG without talking to your doctor first. Stopping this medicine suddenly can cause your blood pressure to spike and may increase the risk for heart attack or heart failure.

Can heart patients take VALEMBIC 160MG?

VALEMBIC 160MG should be taken with caution in patients having severe heart disease and also in patients who have an history of heart attack or heart failure. Before taking VALEMBIC 160MG consult with your doctor.

Does VALEMBIC 160MG affects the kidney?

One of the common side effects of VALEMBIC 160MG is impaired kidney function with signs such as loss of appetite, decreased urinary output, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, weakness, sleep problems, reduced urine output, muscle cramps. Consult your physician before taking VALEMBIC 160MG.

REFERENCES

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Kidney function test
  • Electrolyte test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Shelf Life
    24 months
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    VALSARTAN 160MG
    Hsn Code
    30049079
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