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Revised: 9/2018

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 40mg "TANABE"
 Active ingredient:
Valsartan
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 7.1 mm, thickness: 2.7 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)バルサルタン「タナベ」40mg, バルサルタン, 40, 40mg, TS12
(Back)Valsartan40mg, バルサルタン40mg「タナベ」, 40, 高血圧症の薬です

Effects of this medicine

This medicine binds to angiotensin II receptor which is a hypertensive substance and decreases blood pressure by blocking the vasoconstrictive effects.
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, 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 1 to 2 tablets (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 4 tablets (160 mg).
    For children aged 6 years and older: In general, for children weighing less than 35 kg, take 0.5 tablet (20 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. For children weighing 35 kg and more, take 1 tablet (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 1 tablet (40 mg).
    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

  • This medicine may cause dizziness or light-headedness due to its hypotensive action. 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, 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/ lips/ throat/tongue, breathing difficulty [angioedema]
  • loss of appetite, general malaise, yellowness in skin or conjunctiva [hepatitis]
  • decrease of urine output, swelling in limbs, loss of appetite [renal failure]
  • loss of consciousness, vomiting, cold feeling [shock, syncope, loss of consciousness]
  • weakness, numbnesss 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.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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