Valsartan HCT 80/12.5mg
Uses of Valsartan HCT
Valsartan HCT is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This treatment is a combination of two medicines, such as Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Valsartan works by relaxing the blood vessels, enabling blood flow quickly. On the other hand, Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill (diuretic) that helps the body get rid of excess fluid and salt.
When combined, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems.
Valsartan HCT Precautions and Warnings
Avoid using this medication if you are allergic to Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. To ensure that Valsartan HCT is safe to use, inform your healthcare professional if you have a history of the following conditions:
- Skin cancer
- Liver problems
- Kidney disease
Valsartan HCT Dosage
Valsartan HCT comes in tablet form. The following is the recommended dosage for hypertension or high blood pressure.
- For the initial dose, take 160 mg Valsartan/12 mg Hydrochlorothiazide. Take this medicine orally once per day.
- The maximum dosage is 320 mg Valsartan/25 mg Hydrochlorothiazide.
Valsartan HCT Side Effects
Common side effects:
- Nose infection
- Swollen feet
- Itching and hives
- Trouble breathing
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