VALENT 40mg Tablet 10's

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Valsartan 40mg
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Drug Information for VALENT 40mg Tablet 10's

What is VALENT?

  • VALENT contains Valsartan which belongs to a class of medicines known as angiotensin II receptor antagonist
  • Angiotensin II is a substance in the body that causes vessels to tighten, thus causing your blood pressure to increase
  • Valsartan works by blocking the effect of angiotensin II as a result of which, blood vessels relax and blood pressure is lowered







What VALENT is used for?

It is used to treat,

  • high blood pressure
  • adult patients after a recent heart attack (between 12 hours and 10 days)
  • symptomatic heart failure in adult patients
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Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to Valsartan or to any other ingredients of this medicine
  • have severe kidney or liver disease
  • are suffering from a narrowing of the kidney artery
  • have recently undergone kidney transplantation (received a new kidney)
  • have or are treated after a heart attack or for heart failure
  • suffer from aldosteronism (a disease in which your adrenal glands make too much of the hormone aldosterone)
  • have lost a lot of fluid (dehydration) caused by diarrhea, vomiting, or high doses of water tablets (diuretics)
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  • VALENT is not recommended for mothers who are breast-feeding
  • Ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
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  • This medicine is not for use in children below 6years of age
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  • Before you drive or use tools or operate machines, make sure you know how VALENT affects you
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Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) used for pain and inflammation
  • rifamycin used to treat bacterial infection
  • ciclosporin protect against transplant rejection
  • ritonavir used to treat HIV/AIDS infection
  • lithium used to treat some types of psychiatric illness
  • medicines that increase the amount of potassium in your blood such as potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium, potassium-sparing medicines and heparin
  • other medicines used to treat heart problems
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • You can take this medicine with or without food
  • Swallow the tablet with a glass of water

Use in children and adolescents (6 to 18 years of age) with high blood pressure

  • In patients who weigh less than 35 kg the usual dose is 40 mg once daily
  • In patients who weigh 35 kg or more the usual starting dose is 80 mg once daily
  • Maximum dose is 320 mg

Use in adult patients after a recent heart attack:

  • After a heart attack the treatment is generally started as early as after 12 hours, usually at a low dose of 20 mg twice daily

Use in adult patients with heart failure:

  • Treatment starts generally with 40 mg twice daily
  • Your doctor will increase the dose gradually over several weeks to a maximum of 160 mg twice daily

Use in adult patients with high blood pressure:

  • The usual dose is 80 mg daily

If you take more VALENT

  • If you have accidentally taken too many tablets, you may experience severe dizziness and/or fainting, contact your doctor or hospital immediately

If you forget to take VALENT

  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember
  • However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking VALENT

  • Stopping your treatment with VALENT may cause your disease to get worse
  • Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.



  • dizziness
  • low blood pressure with or without symptoms such as dizziness and fainting when standing up
  • decreased kidney function (signs of renal impairment)
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  • angioedema
  • sudden loss of consciousness (syncope)
  • spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • severely decreased kidney function (signs of acute renal failure)
  • muscle spasms, abnormal heart rhythm (signs of hyperkalaemia)
  • breathlessness, difficulty breathing when lying down, swelling of the feet or legs (signs of cardiac failure)
  • headache
  • cough
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • tiredness
  • weakness
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  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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