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Published: 10/2019

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 Tablets 160 mg "FFP"
 Active ingredient:
Valsartan
 Dosage form:
white tablet, major axis: approx. 15.5 mm, minor axis: approx. 6.8 mm, thickness: approx. 5.6 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)バルサルタン 160 mg「FFP」, 血圧降下剤
(Back)Valsartan 160 mg「FFP」, 160 mg, バルサルタン, 血圧降下剤

Effects of this medicine

This medicine lowers blood pressure by antagonizing the receptor for angiotensin II, a pressor substance.
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.
  • 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, the daily dose will not exceed 1 tablet (160 mg of the active ingredient).
    For children aged 6 years and older: In general, for children weighing less than 35 kg, take 20 mg 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 daily dose will not exceed 40 mg.
    This preparation contains 160 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for 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. Be aware of working at heights or operating dangerous machinery such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, rash, itch, hives, erythema and photosensitivity. 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 of face/ lip/ pharynx/ tongue, hives [angioedema]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowness in skin or conjunctiva [hepatitis]
  • decrease urine output, edema, headache [renal failure]
  • numbness of limbs/ lips, muscle weakness, paralysed arms/ legs [hyperkalemia]
  • cold sweat, nausea, loss of consciousness [shock, syncope, unconsciousness]
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.