Valsartan

FDA Approved: * June 26, 2014
Pharm Company: * RANBAXY
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Valsartan Overview

Valsartan (trade name Diovan, Novartis International AG) is mainly used for treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and to increase the chances of living longer after a heart attack. It is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (commonly called an ARB, or angiotensin receptor blocker), that is selective for the type I (AT1) angiotensin receptor. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Contraindications 3 Side effects 3.1 Heart failure 3.2 Hypertension 4 Interactions 5 Mechanism of...

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solco 342 Valsartan

Our pharmacy has changed the supplier to Solco's Valsartan. It has very strong odor, as of an aromatic compound. It doesn't control the blood pressure very well. Just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced the same? Worried about this issue. I have already complained with the pharmacy. They are going to change them. I wonder what is causing the odor. ## Hello, Zoe! How are you? Actually, most medications do have an odor, but some manufacturers use an outer coating, to keep people from smelling them. However, there are some companies that don't, and when you suddenly receive one of them from your pharmacy, it can seem odd. What have your blood pressure readings been, while taking it? The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, h...

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Aurobindo vs. Sandoz (valsartan/hctz)

I have been taking the Sandoz version of valsartan/hctz (80/12.5) for YEARS with no problems. Recently, my pharmacy switched to the Aurobindo version. I feel like it's doing nothing (or little). I thought that the bioequivalency for generics was mandated by law. Did I get counterfeit drugs at Rite-Aid? Nevertheless, the pharmacy was skeptical but accommodating. They faxed over the request to my incredible GP whose office responded within the hour. I can now pick up my Sandoz version again. Anybody else have a similar experience? ## Hello, Kenny! How are you? Did you just feel like it wasn't working, or did you actually check your heart rate and blood pressure to find out? Generics do have to be bioequivalent. But without actually checking, after taking it for a few days, there...

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Valsartan-HCTZ 160/12.5 Tablet Availability

Is this drug still being made? The pharmacist I went to said it was not. Please answer so I can find out if I'll be able to get a new prescription. Thanks for your help. ## Hello, Patricia! How are you? Do you happen to know what the markings were on the tablet in question? Or who the manufacturer was, so I can research this further for you? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. ## Hello...I have been taking Diovan HCT Brand by Norvartis for many years...Now my insurance will no longer cover it and says I must go to generic...I took Valsartin by Sandoz with no problem but now cannot find a pharmacy that carries this generic Diovan HCT by Sandoz. Do you know if this generic ve...

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where is valsartan made

I just got a refill for 160 my Valsartan and it is made in CHINA! This was from OptimumRX. The generic I previously got from CVS was made in the USA. The other label on the container was Solco. The "Made in China" was obscured by the instructions but after carefully peeling them off, it was visible. I am not comfortable taking this very important drug when it is made in China. ## Hello JLC, In the United States medication is regulated by the FDA and has to meet comply with specific criteria in order to stay legal. Some medication is made in the United States and some is made in foreign countries, much in the same way some of our clothes are. Regardless of the pills origins, to be sold in the United States legally they must follow the FDA rules. If you purchased your medication f...

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Valsartan - Severe sweating when running

Hello, does anyone have advice or comments regarding severe sweating when running while taking Valsartan (160mg)? I’m a distance runner and not a huge sweater especially indoors on the treadmill. Today is my second day on this Rx and I had extreme sweating on my whole body. Stopped at 2 miles. Anything to worry about? I drink plenty of Gatorade while running. ## Hello JR, I would like to start by saying our bodies do tend to act differently when we start taking new medications but be cautious because the manufacturer instructs you to immediately seek medical attention of you feel like you are about to faint or that your heart beat becomes irregular. With that being said one of the listed side effects of Valsartan is feeling tired/lethargic. Reportedly this medication can make you ...

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pill/hhh 03

a orange/brownish colored pill with hhh on one side and 03 on the other side. its oval shapped about 1inch ## Is the marking on the other side possibly CG? Can you please double check and post back? If so, Novartis Pharmaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 12.5mgs of Hydrochlorothiazide and 160mgs of Valsartan, sold under the brand name Diovan. It is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, dizziness, increased urination, and hypotension. (NDC code: 00781-5949)

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brown oval pill

Has HHH on one side and CG on the other ## I am trying to find out what this pill is for. It is an long oval dark reddish looking pill with HHH on one side and 93 on the other side ## Novartis Pharmaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 12.5mgs of Hydrochlorothiazide, and 160mgs of Valsartan, it is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, increased urination, headache, and hypotension. You can find more information by clicking this NDC code: 00781-5949 Is there anything else I can help with?

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Valsartan, can you stop without withdrawal

Can you stop this med right away if there's too many side effects? I was on metoprolol, that stuff is terrible. Tapering off it now as it kept causing high blood pressure spikes. ## Hello, Ralph! How are you? As reported by the U.S. FDA stopping such a medication abruptly can create the risk of rebound effects, which may include dangoeursbly elevated blood pressure and heart rate, such effects could cause a risk of heart attack, stroke or heart failure. What problems are you experiencing with it? What are you taking it to treat and what will you be replacing it with? ## Was on metropolo , switched to valsartan , per dr. After one pill of valsartan the next day have problems, get winded just walking to mailbox and back, fast heart rate ,just got back from emerg. Room they checked eve...

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VALSARTAN MANUFACTUERS

Valsartan manufactured by Sandoz works fine for me. Valsartan manufactured by Qualitest causes me to have headaches and swollen ankles. ## Hi Beverly, I've seen a lot of posts here dissecting different manufacturer's that work better than others, including ways to ensure you receive the proper brand that works best. Something I would encourage you to do is contact your doctor prior to getting your next prescription written, and ask him/her to specify a particular manufacturer's name on the Rx. By doing this, whichever pharmacy you go to will now have to find a way to abide by the doctor's request or quite simply refer you to another location that does carry the appropriate brand. To avoid further questioning on the pharmacist's part, it may also be a good idea see if...

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cholelithiasis, Valsartan 160 mg/12,5 mg ch.thiazid

after 20 months threatment for high bloodpressure (Valsartan comp 160/12,5) I got gallstone and jaundice. Newer had this before. Having high bilirubin, you should not use more than 80 mg Valsartan/day.But if I reduce Valsartan , I must use some other medication to combine with Valsartan, not having increased Bloodpressure. Which combination is possible? Thiazid ?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Valsartan
  • Capsule: 160mg, 80mg
  • Solution: 20mg/5ml, 80mg/20ml
  • Tablet: 160mg, 320mg, 40mg, 80mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Valsartan: (145 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-7431 Valsartan 40 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7432 Valsartan 80 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7433 Valsartan 160 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7434 Valsartan 320 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0378-5807 Valsartan 40 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5813 Valsartan 80 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5814 Valsartan 160 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5815 Valsartan 320 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0591-2167 Valsartan 40 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0591-2168 Valsartan 80 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0591-2169 Valsartan 160 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0591-2170 Valsartan 320 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Actavis Pharma, Inc.
  • 0603-6340 Valsartan 40 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-6341 Valsartan 80 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-6342 Valsartan 160 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0603-6343 Valsartan 320 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0781-5607 Valsartan 40 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5608 Valsartan 80 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5618 Valsartan 160 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5619 Valsartan 320 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 125 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Valsartan or a similar ingredient: (14 results)

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Valsartan, can you stop without withdrawal
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valsartan qualitest
this brand doesn't seem to work as well as the sandoz brand of my bp med ## I got my prescription filled at the same... 8 replies
Valsartan-HCTZ 160/12.5 Tablet Availability
Is this drug still being made? The pharmacist I went to said it was not. Please answer so I can find out if I'll be ... 6 replies
VALSARTAN MANUFACTUERS
Valsartan manufactured by Sandoz works fine for me. Valsartan manufactured by Qualitest causes me to have headaches and ... 5 replies
Valsartan, Benicar, Potassium Chloride and Metoprolol
My Dr. recently changed me from Benicar hct 40-25 to Valsartan (?mg). Comparisons seem to be the same mostly, however, I... 3 replies
Valsartan 80 mg and gaining weight in the belly
I just increased my valsartan from 48 mg to 80 mg and suddenly my stomach is much larger. Is anyone else experiencing th... 3 replies
Valsartan - Severe sweating when running
Hello, does anyone have advice or comments regarding severe sweating when running while taking Valsartan (160mg)? I̵... 1 reply
valsartan tablets i p
I used valsartan 40 for high bp since 10years but now my bp is not contol suggest me ## It can be normal for our bodies ... 1 reply
valsartan tablets i.p.40
I used valsartan i.p.40since 10years but now my blood pressure is not in control ## No medication works for someone fore... 1 reply
Diovan Valsartan 80 mg.
Valsartan ## VALSARTAN has a voluntary FDA RECALL: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals — rec... 1 reply






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