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Published: 12/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
VALSARTAN OD Tablets 40mg "KAKEN"
 Active ingredient:
Valsartan
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 7.1mm, thickness: 3.7mm
 Print on wrapping:
バルサルタンOD錠40mg「科研」, バルサルタンOD, 40mg「科研」, DK534, VALSARTAN OD Tab.40mg「KAKEN」, バルサルタンOD「科研」, 40mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine binds to angiotensin II receptor produced in the body, and inhibits the hypertensive activity of angiotensin II by blocking its vasoconstrictive effects. It consequently lowers blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
It is usually used to treat hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: diabetes mellitus, renal disorder, hyperkalemia or schedule of surgery.
    If you are on hemodialysis or low-salt diet.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For adults: In general, take 40 to 80 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. The dosage should be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. However, daily dose may be increased to 160 mg.
    For children aged 6 years and older: In general, for children weighing less than 35 kg, take 20 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. For children weighing 35 kg and more, take 40 mg at a time, once a day. The dosage should be adjusted according to the age, body weight or symptoms. However, for children weighing less than 35 kg, the maximum daily dose is restricted to 40 mg.
    This product contains 40 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • You can take the medicine without water. Soak the tablet with saliva on your tongue and crush it lightly with your tongue, then swallow it with saliva. You can also take it with water or warm water as you do an ordinary tablet. However, you should never take the tablet without water when you are in a lying position.
  • Tablets may be broken or chipped. However, the quality of the tablet is unaffected. Take the entire prescribed amount of the medicine including the fragments.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. However, if it is 8 hours or less before the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine may cause dizziness or light-headedness since the blood pressure is decreased. Pay attention when you work at heights, drive a car or operate dangerous machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dizziness, headache, palpitation, abdominal pain, dry cough, nausea, malaise, rash, hypotension, itch, photosensitivity, hives and erythema. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • swelling in face/lip/throat/tongue, breathlessness [angioedema]
  • loss of appetite, general malaise, yellowness in the skin and/or the white of the eye [hepatitis]
  • decrease of urine output, swelling in limbs, loss of appetite [renal failure]
  • loss of consciousness, vomiting, cold feeling [shock, faint, loss of consciousness]
  • muscle weakness, numbness of limbs or lips, paralysis in limbs [hyperkalemia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. Keep in press-through package (PTP) sheet just before taking.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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