Valfect 160 mg Tablet

Manufactured byAstra Zeneca Pharma India Ltd.
ContainsValsartan
Description

Valfect 160 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and other heart complications. Proper diet and exercise should be followed along with the treatment to get the best possible result. Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to it. This medicine should not be given to children under 6 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Valfect 160 mg Tablet

  • Weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Chills
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Back pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heart burn

Uses of Valfect 160 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial infarction
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is about 2 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects on the fetus.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to valsartan.

Aliskiren

Coadministration of Aliskiren and Valfect 160 mg Tablet is not recommended in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease, with CrCl less than 60 ml/min. These patients are at a high risk of serious adverse effects if these medicines are used together.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects on the fetus.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hypotension

Symptomatic hypotension may occur in patients with volume depletion or patients who are treated with high doses of diuretics. It is advised to correct the condition before starting Valfect 160 mg Tablet or to start the treatment at reduced doses.

Hyperkalemia

Valfect 160 mg Tablet may cause hyperkalemia, a condition with an increase in the potassium levels in the blood. Close monitoring of potassium levels and kidney functions is recommended. This medicine should be used with caution in patients with frequent use of potassium-sparing diuretics or potassium supplements and in patients with impaired kidney function. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority.

Impaired liver function

Valfect 160 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver failure.

Pediatric population

The safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been established in children under the age of 6 years.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Valfect 160 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Aliskiren

Captopril

Insulin

Dexamethasone

Diclofenac

Disease interactions

Angioedema

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of angioedema due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition. Report any symptoms such as swelling of the face or lips, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty breathing to the doctor immediately. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on the clinical condition.

Renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of renal disease or active renal disease due to the increased risk of serious and life-threatening side effects.
Food interactions
It is advised to avoid potassium containing foods and supplements while taking this medicine due to the increased risk of weakness, confusion, irregular heartbeat, etc. Consult the doctor immediately in case of any unusual symptoms. Your dietitian/doctor may suggest appropriate changes in your diet based on your clinical condition.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Valfect 160 mg Tablet with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels and promoting a smooth blood flow.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Angiotensin receptor blockers

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/30901

DailyMed - VALSARTAN - valsartan tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 25 July 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=9402b022-5809-4251-dfef-54f6ef5723fe

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 25 July 2017]. Available from:

http://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

Valsartan: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 25 July 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a697015.html
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