VALSACOR. 320 mg. 30 tablets
VALSACOR. 320 mg. 30 tablets
What Valsacor and what it is used?
Valsacor belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin II receptor antagonists and is used to control high blood pressure. Angiotensin II is a substance that causes constriction of blood vessels in the body and can cause high blood pressure . It works by blocking angiotensin II. This leads to dilation of blood vessels and lower blood pressure .
Valsakor 320 mg film-coated tablets can be used for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults and in children and adolescents 6-18 years of age .
High blood pressure increases the workload of the heart and arteries. If not treated , it can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart and kidneys and cause stroke, heart failure or kidney failure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks . Lowering your blood pressure to normal reduces the risk of developing these disorders .
2 . What you should know before taking Valsacor ?
Do not take Valsakor :
if you are allergic to valsartan or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6)
Co. have severe liver disease
if you are pregnant after 3 months ( it is also better to avoid Valsakor in early pregnancy - see section "Pregnancy " ) .
Do not take Valsakor if any of these apply to you. Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Valsakor if you have liver disease, if you have severe kidney disease or are on dialysis ;
- If you have a narrowing of the renal artery ;
- If you have recently had a kidney transplant (received a new kidney)
- If you are being treated after a heart attack or heart failure,
Your doctor may check your kidney function;
- If you have severe heart disease than heart failure and heart attack ;
- If you have ever experienced swelling of the tongue and face, caused by an allergic reaction called angioedema when taking other drugs ( including ACE inhibitors) , tell your doctor. If these symptoms occur when taking Valsakor stop taking Valsakor immediately and do not take it anymore. See also section 4 " Possible side effects" ;
- If you are taking drugs that increase the level of potassium in the blood. These include potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium, potassium- sparing medicines and heparin. You may need to check the amount of potassium in your blood at regular intervals;
- If you have hiperaddosteronizam . This is a disease in which your adrenal glands make too much of the hormone apdosteron . In this case, use is not recommended Valsakor ;
- If you have lost a lot of fluid ( dehydration) caused by diarrhea, vomiting, or high doses of water pills (diuretics ) ;
- You must tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Valsakor not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken if you are pregnant more than three months , as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used at that stage (see section "Pregnancy " ) .
If any of these apply to you, tell your doctor before taking Valsakor .
Children and adolescents
If you are under 18 years of age and agree Valsakor in combination with other drugs that inhibit the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (drugs that lower blood pressure) , it is possible for your doctor to check your kidney function and the amount of potassium in your blood at regular intervals .
Other medicines and Valsacor
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking , have recently taken or taking other medicines.
The effect of the treatment may be affected by taking medications at the same time Valsakor . You may need to change the dose, to take other precautions, or in some cases to stop taking some medicines. This applies to both prescription drugs and non-prescription medicines , especially:
- Other medicines that lower blood pressure, especially water pills ( diuretics) .
- Medicines that increase potassium levels in your blood. These include potassium supplements or salt substitutes , potassium- sparing diuretics and heparin. type of pain killers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Some antibiotics ( rifampitsinova group) , medicines used to prevent transplant rejection (cyclosporine ) or the antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of HIV / AIDS infections ( ritonavir) . These drugs may increase the effect of Valsakor .
- Lithium - a medicine which is used in some types of psychiatric disorders.
Valsacor with food and drink
You may take Valsakor with or without food.
Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine .
You must tell your doctor if you think you are ( or might become) pregnant. Your doctor will normally advise you to stop taking Valsakor before you become pregnant or as soon as you know you are pregnant and will advise you to take another medicine instead Valsakor . Valsakor not recommended in early pregnancy, and must be taken after the third month , as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used after the third month of pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed . Valsakor not recommended for nursing mothers , and your doctor may prescribe other treatments if you wish to breast-feed , especially if your baby is newborn , or was born prematurely.
Driving and using machines
Before driving, operating machinery , or other activities that require a concentration , make sure you know how you react to the effects of Valsakor . Like many other medications for high blood pressure Valsakor may cause dizziness or affect the concentration in some cases.
Valsakor contains lactose.
If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine .
How to take Valsacor ?
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to achieve the best results and avoid side effects . If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. People with high blood pressure often do not recognize the symptoms of this disease . Many of them feel normal. It is important to carry with you your medicine as prescribed by your doctor when you go to visit him, even when you feel better.
The usual dose is 80 mg daily. In some cases your doctor may prescribe higher doses ( eg 160 mg or 320 mg). It may be combined with additional Valsakor drug (e.g., a diuretic ) .
Children and adolescents ( 6 to 18 years) with high blood pressure
Patients weighing less than 35 kg the usual dose is 40 mg once daily valsartan . For patients weighing 35 kg or more , the usual starting dose is 80 mg valsartan once daily.
In some cases the doctor may prescribe higher doses (the dose may be increased to 160 mg and a maximum of 320 mg).
Dosing at doses lower than 160 mg are not possible with Valsakor 320 mg film-coated tablets.
You can take Valsakor with or without food. Valsakor swallow with a glass of water. Take Valsakor at the same time each day.
If you take more dose Valsacor
In severe dizziness and / or fainting, lay down and immediately contact your doctor . If you have taken too much medicine , contact your doctor, pharmacist or hospital.
If you forget to take Valsacor
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you forget to take a dose , take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose not taken .
If you stop taking Valsacor
Discontinuation of Valsakor may worsen your condition. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 . Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .
Some symptoms need immediate medical attention :
You may experience symptoms of angioedema (specific allergic reaction) such as: swelling of the face , lips, tongue or throat , difficulty breathing or swallowing, hives, itching.
You should immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of them.
Other side effects include:
Common ( may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
- Low blood pressure with or without symptoms such as dizziness and fainting when standing up
- Reduced kidney function (signs of kidney damage)
Uncommon ( may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
- Angioedema ( see section " Some symptoms need immediate medical care" ) sudden loss of consciousness ( syncope) dizziness ( vertigo)
- Severely decreased kidney function ( signs of acute renal failure), muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythm ( signs of hyperkalaemia ) shortness of breath , difficulty breathing when lying down , swelling of the feet and legs (signs of heart failure)
- Abdominal pain
Not known ( frequency can not be estimated from available Denmark) :
- Can develop allergic reactions prodruzheni a rash, itching and blisters symptoms such as fever , joint swelling and joint pain , muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes and / or gripopodobki symptoms ( signs of serum sickness) purplish red spots, fever , itching (signs of inflammation of the blood vessels , known as vasculitis)
- Unusual bleeding or bruising (signs of thrombocytopenia) muscle pain ( myalgia)
- Fever, sore throat or mouth ulcers due to infections ( symptoms of low level of white blood cells called neutropenia)
- Reduced hemoglobin levels and reduced the percentage of red blood cells in the blood (which can, in severe cases, lead to anemia)
- Increased levels of potassium in the blood (which can, in severe cases, cause muscle spasms and abnormal heart rhythms in severe cases )
- Low levels of sodium in the blood (which can lead to fatigue and confusion , muscle spasms and / or seizures in severe cases )
- Elevated liver function (which can indicate liver damage), including increased levels of bilirubin in the blood ( which can, in severe cases can cause yellowing of the skin and eyes) increase in blood urea nitrogen and increase the level serum creatinine ( which may be indicative of impaired renal function)
The frequency of certain adverse events may vary depending on your illness . For example, side effects such as dizziness and decreased renal function were observed less frequently in treated adults with high blood pressure than in adult patients treated for heart failure or after recent myocardial inferkt .
Additional undesired effects in children and adolescents
Adverse reactions in children and adolescents are similar to those in adults.
If you get any side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible neopisaii in this leaflet .
5 . How to store Valsakor ?
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the pack after ' EXP expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 30 ° C.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required . These measures will help to protect the environment.
6 . Package Contents and more information
What does Varsacor ?
The active substance is valsartan. Each tablet contains 320 mg valsartan (valsartan).
Other adjuvants ( excipients) are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose , povidone , croscarmellose sodium , silica , colloidal anhydrous and magnesium stearate in the tablet core and hypromellose , titanium dioxide ( E 171 ) , macrogol 4000 , yellow iron oxide (E 172) and red iron oxide (E 172) in the tablet coating .
Looks like Valsakor contents of the pack ?
320 mg film-coated tablets are light brown , like capsule , biconvex film-coated tablets , scored on one side. The tablet can be divided into equal halves .
Concentration 320 mg are available in boxes of 7,10,14,20,28,30 , 56,60 , 84,90 and 98 tablets in blister
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.