Valsartan is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure), Heart failure and prevention of heart attack and stroke.
Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.
SIDE EFFECTS :
- Back pain
- Increased potassium level in blood
- Abdominal pain
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Joint pain.