Tareg

Tareg

valsartan

Manufacturer:

Sandoz

Distributor:

Sandoz
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Valsartan
Indications/Uses
Essential HTN. Clinically stable patients w/ symptomatic heart failure or asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction after recent (12 hr-10 days) MI. Symptomatic heart failure when ACE inhibitors cannot be used or as add-on therapy to ACE inhibitors when β-blockers cannot be used.
Dosage/Direction for Use
HTN 80 mg once daily. Patient whose BP is not adequately controlled Dose can be increased to 160 mg, max: 320 mg. Recent MI Initially 20 mg bid. Target max dose: 160 mg bid. Heart failure 40 mg bid. Max: 320 mg in divided doses. Patient w/ mild to moderate hepatic impairment w/o cholestasis Dose should not exceed 80 mg.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Patients w/ Na- &/or vol-depletion. Renal artery stenosis, monitor blood urea & serum creatinine. Impaired renal function. Hepatic impairment. Heart failure/post-MI. Angioedema. Monitor serum K & renal function. Childn w/ impaired renal & hepatic function, <18 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Dizziness, postural dizziness; hypotension, orthostatic hypotension; renal failure & impairment.
Drug Interactions
Increased serum K & serum creatinine w/ K-sparing diuretics (eg, spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride), K supplements or K-containing salt substitutes. Attenuation of antihypertensive effect & increased risk of worsening of renal function w/ NSAIDs including selective COX-2 inhibitors. Increased systemic exposure w/ inhibitors of uptake transporter OATP1B1 (rifampin, ciclosporin) or hepatic efflux transporter MRP2 (ritonavir).
ATC Classification
C09CA03 - valsartan ; Belongs to the class of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). Used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Tareg film-coated tab 160 mg
Packing/Price
14's;28's
Form
Tareg film-coated tab 80 mg
Packing/Price
28's
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