Valstor. 160 mg. 30 tablets
Valstor. 160 mg. 30 tablets
Valstor WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Valstor belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin II receptor blocker 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. Valstoria works by blocking angiotensin II. This leads to dilation of blood vessels and lower blood pressure.
Valstor 160 mg film-coated tablets can be used for:
for the treatment of high blood pressure. 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;
to treat people after a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction). "Fresh" means in this case between 12 hours and 10 days;
for the treatment of symptomatic heart failure. Symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath and swelling of the feet and legs due to fluid accumulation. This occurs when the heart muscle can not pump blood strongly enough to supply all the blood needed.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE Valstor
Do not take Valstor:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to valsartan or any of the other ingredients of Valstoria;
if you have severe liver disease;
if you are pregnant after 3 months (it is also better to avoid Valstoria in early pregnancy - see section "Pregnancy").
Do not take Valstoria if any of these apply to you.
Take special care with Valstor:
if you have liver disease;
if you have severe kidney disease or are on dialysis;
if you have 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. You may need to check the amount of potassium in your blood at regular intervals;
if you suffer from aldosteronism - a disease in which your adrenal glands make too much of the hormone aldosterone. In this case, use is not recommended Valstoria;
If you have lost a lot of fluid (dehydration) caused by diarrhea, vomiting, or high doses of water pills (diuretics);
not recommended for use Valstor in children and adolescents (under 18 years);
you should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Valstoria 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 Valstoria.
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 the treatment may be affected by taking medications at the same time Valstoria. 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);
medications 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 types of psychiatric disorders.
Taking Valstor with food and drink
You may take Valstoria 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 pregnant or may become pregnant. Your doctor will normally advise you to stop taking Valstoria before you become pregnant or as soon as you know you are pregnant and will advise you to take another medicine instead Valstoria. Valstoria 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. Valstoria 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 react to the effects of Valstoria. Like many other medications for high blood pressure Valstoria may cause dizziness or affect the concentration in some cases. Therefore, before driving, operating machinery, or other activities that require concentration, make sure how you react to the effects of Valstor.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Valstor
3. HOW TO TAKE Valstor
Always take Valstoria exactly as your doctor tells you to achieve the best results and avoid side effects. Take this medicine only on prescription. 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.
After a recent 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.
Valstor can be taken together with other treatment for heart attack and your doctor will decide which treatment is right for you.
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. Valstoria can be taken with other medication for heart failure, and your doctor will decide which treatment is appropriate for you.
High blood pressure: 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 an additional drug Valstoria (e.g. diuretic).
You can take Valstor with or without food. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water. Take Valstoria at the same time each day.
If you take more dose Valstor
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 Valstor
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 Valstor
Discontinuation of Valstor 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, Valstor 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 from the available data can not be estimated.
Some symptoms need immediate medical attention:
You may experience symptoms of angioedema, such as:
swelling of the face, tongue or throat;
difficulty in swallowing;
hives and difficulty breathing.
You should immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of them.
Other side effects include:
dizziness, feeling dizzy when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
low blood pressure with symptoms such as dizziness;
reduced kidney function (signs of renal impairment).
allergic reaction with symptoms such as rash, itching, dizziness, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, dizziness (signs of angioedema);
sudden loss of consciousness;
severely decreased kidney function (signs of acute renal failure);
abnormal heart rhythm (signs of hyperkalaemia);
shortness of breath, difficulty breathing when lying down;
swelling of the feet and legs (signs of heart failure);
rash, itching, accompanied by some of the following signs or symptoms: fever, 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 level of white blood cells called neutropenia);
reduced hemoglobin 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);
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 or eyes);
increasing the level of blood urea nitrogen and increase of serum creatinine level (which may be indicative of renal dysfunction).
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, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE Valstor
Do not store above 30 ° C. Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
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 Valstor
The active substance is valsartan 160 mg.
Other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, opadry yellow 0302592, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, macrogol / PEG 8000, yellow iron oxide, red iron oxide, black iron oxide.
Valstor looks like and contents of pack
Valstor 160 mg are yellow to orange, oblong and biconvex film-coated tablets, scored on one side.
Each pack contains 30 tablets.