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Published: 8/2016

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 :
VALHYDIO COMBINATION TABLETS EX "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Valsartan
Hydrochlorothiazide
 Dosage form:
very light red tablet, diameter: 8.5 mm, thickness: 4.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
バルヒディオ配合錠EX「トーワ」,Valhydio EX,バルサルタン80mg,ヒドロクロロチアジド12.5mg,高血圧の薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks the vasoconstrictive effects of angiotensin II produced in the body, and decreases circulating plasma volume by enhancing sodium excretion in kidney. 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 are a patient with anuria, reduced levels of sodium or potassium in body fluids, renal disorder, hepatic disorder, hyperkalemia, gout, diabetes mellitus or schedule of surgery.
    If you are a patient on dialysis or on low-sodium 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))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet at a time, once a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you missed 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 and hypotension (dizziness on standing up). 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.
  • respiratory distress, hives, reddened and itchy body [anaphylaxis]
  • swelling in face/lips/throat/tongue, breathlessness [angioedema]
  • decrease of urine output, edema, loss of appetite [renal failure]
  • numbness of lips or limbs, muscle weakness, paralysis in limbs [hyperkalemia]
  • loss of consciousness, vomiting, cold feeling [shock, faint, loss of consciousness]
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.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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