Hypertension: Tensar (valsartan) is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.
Heart Failure: Tensar is indicated for the treatment of heart failure (NYHA class II-IV) in patients who are intolerant of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. In a controlled clinical trial, Tensar significantly reduced hospitalizations for heart failure. There is no evidence that Tensar provides added benefits when it is used with an adequate dose of an ACE inhibitor.