Therapeutic Indications Of ARBAVAL 160 Mg Tablets
Valsartan is a prescription medicine used in:
In adults to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). Valsartan may be used alone or in combination with other blood pressure medicines.
To treat heart failure in adults. Valsartan may help decrease your need for hospitalization that happens with heart failure.
Adults with certain types of heart failure, to increase the chance of living longer after a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
Valsartan should not be used to treat high blood pressure in children less than 1 year of age.
It is not known if valsartan is safe and effective in children with certain kidney problems
Method Of Administration Of ARBAVAL 160 Mg Tablets
Take the tablet(s) exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
For treatment of high blood pressure, take the tablet(s) time each day
For adults with heart failure or who have had a heart attack, take the tablet(s) 2 times each day.
Your healthcare provider may start you on a low dose of valsartan and may increase the dose during your treatment.
The tablet(s) can be taken with or without food
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of ARBAVAL 160 Mg Tablets
Stomach (abdominal) pain
Low blood pressure
Joint and back pain
High blood potassium
High blood creatinine (decreased kidney function)
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking ARBAVAL 160 Mg Tablets
Do not take this tablet if you:
are allergic to any of the ingredients in the drug.
have diabetes and you are also taking aliskiren. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are not sure.
Before taking this drug, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions including, if you:
have heart problems
have kidney problems
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
Other medicines for high blood pressure or a heart problem
Water pills (also called “diuretics”)
Potassium-containing medicines, potassium supplements, or salt substitutes containing potassium. Your healthcare provider may check the amount of potassium in your blood regularly.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Your healthcare provider will check the amount of lithium in your blood regularly
Storage Conditions Of ARBAVAL 160 Mg Tablets
Store below 25°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.