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Diovan 160 mg

$52.99
3 or more : $51.99 6 or more : $50.99 12 or more : $48.99
  • Brand: Novartis
  • Product Code: NV_DOV160
  • Availability: In Stock

Contain the active ingredient : Valsartan, which is a type of medicine called an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Valsartan is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.

Valsartan works by blocking receptors in the body known as angiotensin II receptors. This prevents the action of a hormone called angiotensin II.

Angiotensin II is involved in regulating blood pressure and fluid balance. It has two main actions. It causes the blood vessels to narrow and the kidneys to retain salt and water.

Valsartan blocks the receptors that angiotensin II acts on, and so prevents its actions. The main result of this is that the peripheral blood vessels are allowed to widen, which means that there is more space and less resistance in these blood vessels. This is the main mechanism by which the pressure in the blood vessels is lowered.

Blocking the actions of angiotensin II also increases the amount of fluid removed from the blood by the kidneys. This decreases the amount of fluid in the blood vessels, which also lessens the resistance and pressure in the blood vessels.

The combined effect of these changes is to lower the blood pressure, hence valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure.

The reduced pressure within the blood vessels also means that the heart doesn't have to work as hard to pump the blood around the body. For this reason, valsartan may be prescribed to people with heart failure, or to certain people who have had a heart attack. Sometimes a heart attack can damage a chamber of the heart known as the left ventricle. This damage means that the heart doesn't pump as effectively as it should. Valsartan reduces the workload of the heart and has been shown to improve survival in people who have this problem following a heart attack.

contain the active ingredient valsartan, which is a type of medicine called an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Valsartan is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.

Valsartan works by blocking receptors in the body known as angiotensin II receptors. This prevents the action of a hormone called angiotensin II.

Angiotensin II is involved in regulating blood pressure and fluid balance. It has two main actions. It causes the blood vessels to narrow and the kidneys to retain salt and water.

Valsartan blocks the receptors that angiotensin II acts on, and so prevents its actions. The main result of this is that the peripheral blood vessels are allowed to widen, which means that there is more space and less resistance in these blood vessels. This is the main mechanism by which the pressure in the blood vessels is lowered.

Blocking the actions of angiotensin II also increases the amount of fluid removed from the blood by the kidneys. This decreases the amount of fluid in the blood vessels, which also lessens the resistance and pressure in the blood vessels.

The combined effect of these changes is to lower the blood pressure, hence valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure.

The reduced pressure within the blood vessels also means that the heart doesn't have to work as hard to pump the blood around the body. For this reason, valsartan may be prescribed to people with heart failure, or to certain people who have had a heart attack. Sometimes a heart attack can damage a chamber of the heart known as the left ventricle. This damage means that the heart doesn't pump as effectively as it should. Valsartan reduces the workload of the heart and has been shown to improve survival in people who have this problem following a heart attack.

What is it used for?

High blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children aged 6 to 18 years.

To treat adults with a poorly functioning heart (left ventricular dysfunction or failure) as result of a recent heart attack (treatment should be started approximately 12 hours to 10 days after a heart attack).

To treat heart failure in adults when medicines known as ACE inhibitors are not suitable, or in addition to ACE inhibitors if beta-blockers are not suitable.

Size :  14 x 2's = 28 tablets/ box