Diovan 160 Mg
Manufacturer : Novartis
Active Substance : Valsartan
Pack : 28 tabs x 160 mg
Form : Oral
Shipping : International
Diovan 160 belongs to the category of human grades.
Diovan 160 mg is used to treat high blood pressure in adults.
What is Diovan 160 mg?
Diovan 160 mg is presented in blister packaging containing 28 and 84 film-coated tablets. Each film tablet contains 160 mg of valsartan. Diovan 160 mg belongs to the class of drugs known as angiotensin II antagonists, which help control high blood pressure.
What is Diovan 160 mg used for?
Diovan 160 mg is used to lower high blood pressure. Diovan 160 mg is also used in the treatment of heart failure. Sometimes it is given together with other blood pressure medications. Diovan 160 mg can also be used to treat patients who have had a heart attack (myocardial infarction) to improve survival and reduce additional heart problems.
Angiotensin II, a natural substance in the body, causes the blood vessels to narrow and thus blood pressure to rise. Valsartan in Diovan 160 mg prevents the work of angiotensin II. As a result, blood vessels expand and blood pressure is lowered.
What is in box of Diovan 160 mg?
Each package of Diovan 160 mg contains 28 tabs x 160 mg.
How to use Diovan 160 mg?
For adults with high blood pressure: Your doctor will decide how much and how often to use Diovan 160 mg. For the treatment of high blood pressure, the usual dose is one 80 mg or 160 mg tablet once a day.
For heart failure in adults: Treatment is usually started with 40 mg twice a day. The dose is gradually increased to 80 mg twice daily and 160 mg twice daily, depending on the patient’s tolerance.
For adults after a heart attack: Treatment is started within 12 hours, usually at a low dose of 20 mg twice daily. Your doctor will gradually increase this dose to a maximum of 160 mg twice daily within a few weeks. The 20 mg dose is obtained by dividing the 40 mg tablet into two.
For patients with high blood pressure and blood sugar above normal sugar levels, the required dose is 80 or 160 mg once daily when used to delay the progression of diabetes. Your doctor may increase the dose to 160 mg when started with 80 mg.
Diovan 160 mg can be taken on an empty stomach or with food. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water.