VALSACOR. 80 mg. 30 tablets

VALSACOR. 80 mg. 30 tablets
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Valsacor belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin II receptor blockers, which help to counter high blood pressure. 

VALSACOR. 80 mg. 30 tablets

 
 
VALSACOR WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Valsacor belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin II receptor blockers, which help to counter high blood pressure. Angiotensin II is a substance in the body that causes constriction of blood vessels and may cause an increase in blood pressure. It works by blocking the effects of angiotensin II. As a result, the blood vessels dilate and blood pressure is lowered.
Valsakor 40 mg film-coated tablets can be used for three different conditions:
- To treat high blood pressure in children and adolescents 6 to 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 a 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.
- For the treatment of adult patients following recently experienced a heart attack (myocardial infarction). "Recently" means in the case of between 12 hours and 10 days.
- For the treatment of symptomatic heart failure in the elderly
Valsakor is used when the group of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (drug for the treatment of heart failure) can be used either in addition to ACE inhibitors when beta blockers (other drugs for the treatment of heart failure) may be used. Symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath and swelling of the feet and legs due to fluid retention. This occurs when the heart muscle can not pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed.
Valsakor 80 mg and 160 mg film-coated tablets can be used for three different conditions:
- To treat high blood imposing MRI adults and in children and adolescents 6 to 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 are, and cause a 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.

- For the treatment of adult patients following recently experienced a heart attack (myocardial infarction). "Recently" means in the case of between 12 hours and 10 days.

- For the treatment of symptomatic heart failure in elderly patients. Valsakor is used when the group of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (drug for the treatment of heart failure) can be used either in addition to ACE inhibitors when beta-blockers (other drugs for the treatment of heart failure ) can be used. Symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath and swelling of the feet and legs due to fluid retention. This occurs when the heart muscle can not pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE VALSACOR

Do not take Valsakor:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to valsartan or any of the other ingredients of Valsakor.
- If you 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.

Take special care with 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 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. It may be necessary to check the level of potassium in your blood at regular intervals;
- 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), your doctor may check at regular intervals the status of renal function and potassium levels in your blood.
- If you suffer from aldosteronism - it is a disease in which your adrenal glands make too much of the hormone aldosterone. In this case, use is not recommended Valsakor;
- If you have lost a lot of fluid (dehydration) caused by diarrhea, vomiting, and high doses of water pills (diuretics);
- You must tell your doctor if you think you are (or might 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 the following apply to you, tell your doctor before taking Valsakor.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
The effect of treatment may be affected if valsakor be taken with other medicines. 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). lithium - a medicine which is used in some mental disorders.

In addition:
- If you receive after you have had a heart attack, not recommended combination with ACE inhibitors (drugs for treatment after a heart attack).
- If you are being treated for heart failure is not recommended triple combination with ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers (medicines used to treat heart failure).

Taking Valsakor with food and drink
You can take Valsakor with or without food.

Pregnancy and lactation
Consult 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 Vashnya doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding. 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 concentration, make sure you know how you affect Valsakor. Like many other medications for high blood pressure Valsakor may cause dizziness or affect the ability to concentrate on rare occasions.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Valsakor
Valsakor contains lactose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before you start taking this medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE VALSACOR?
Always take Valsakor exactly as your doctor tells you to achieve the best results and reduce the risk of 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.

Children and adolescents (6 to 18 years) with high blood imposing
Patients weighing less than 35 kg the usual dose is 40 mg once daily valsartan. 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).
Adult patients after recently experienced a heart attack: After a heart attack can be started after 12 hours, usually at a low dose of 20 mg twice daily. You receive a dose of 20 mg, split the tablets of 40 mg. Your doctor will increase the dose gradually over several weeks to a maximum of 160 mg twice daily. The final dose depends on how each patient can tolerate. Valsakor can be taken together with other treatment for heart attack and your doctor will decide which treatment is right for you.
Elderly patients with heart failure: Treatment usually starts with 40 mg twice daily. Your doctor may prescribe a higher dose by gradual increase to a maximum of 160 mg twice daily. The final dose depends on how each patient can tolerate.
Valsakor can be taken with other medication for heart failure, and your doctor will decide which treatment is appropriate for you.
Natsienti adults with high blood pressure: The usual dose is 80 nig daily. In some cases your doctor may prescribe higher doses (160 mg iapr. or 320 mg). It may be combined with an additional drug Valsakor (e.g. diuretic).
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 Valsakor
If you experience 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 Valsakor
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 Valsakor
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, Valsakor can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
These side effects may occur with certain frequencies, which are defined as follows: very common: affects more than 1 in 10 patients; common: affects 1 to 10 of 100 patients; uncommon: affects 1 to 10 of 1000 patients; rare: affects 1 to 10 of 10 000 patients; very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000 patients; not known: frequency can not be estimated from the available data.
Some symptoms need immediate medical attention:
You may develop symptoms of angioedema, such as: swelling of the face, tongue or throat; difficulty in breathing and swallowing; hives.
You should immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of them.

Other side effects include:
Common:
- Dizziness,
- Low blood pressure with or without symptoms such as dizziness and fainting when standing up
- Weakened kidney function (signs of kidney damage) Uncommon:
- Angioedema (see section "Some symptoms need immediate medical assistance 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) cough headache nausea diarrhea abdominal pain fatigue
- Fatigue

Not known
- Can develop allergic reactions such as rash, itching and blistering joint swelling and joint pain, muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes and / or flu-like symptoms (signs of serum sickness)
- Purplish red spots, fever, itching (signs of inflammation of blood vessels, called vasculitis) unusual bleeding or bruising (signs of thrombocytopenia) muscle pain (myalgia) fever, sore throat or mouth ulcers due to infections (symptoms of low 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 rhythm)
- 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 elevated 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 patients treated with high blood pressure than in patients treated for heart failure or after a recent heart attack.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, asking your doctor or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE VALSACOR?
Keep out of reach of children.
Valsakor not use after the expiry date stated on the packaging. The 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.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What does Varsakor?
The active substance is valsartan. Each tablet contains 40 mg, 80 mg or 160 mg valsartan (valsartan).
The other ingredients in the tablet core are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, croscarmellose sodium, silica, colloidal anhydrous and magnesium stearate.
Other substances in coated tablets 40 mg are hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E 171), macrogol 4000 and iron oxide yellow (E172).
Other substances in film-coated tablets 80 mg are hypromellose, titanium dioxide E 171), macrogol 4000 and iron oxide red (E172).
Other substances in film-coated tablets 160 mg are hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E 171), macrogol 4000, iron oxide yellow (E172) and red iron oxide (E172).

Looks like Valsakor contents of the pack?
40 mg film-coated tablets are yellow-brown, round, slightly biconvex film-coated tablets, scored on one side.
80 mg film-coated tablets are pink, round, biconvex film-coated tablets, scored on one side.
160 mg film-coated tablets are yellow-brown, oval, biconvex film-coated tablets, scored on one side.
The tablets of the three levels can be divided into equal parts.
For all concentrations - available in boxes 7, 10, 14, 28, 30, 50, 56, 60, 84, 90, 98, 120, and 180 film-coated tablets in a blister pack. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.


 
 
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