Valsartan Hctz Tab 160/12.5mg
|Description||Hydrochlorothiazide and Valsartan|
|Generic For||Valsartan HCTZ|
|Generic Name||Valsartan HCTZ|
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Valsartan Hctz (Hydrochlorothiazide and Valsartan)
Doctor prescribe Valsartan HCTZ Tab for treating high blood pressure level. The medicine helps in preventing heart disease like stroke and heart attacks. Valsartan HCTZ is a combination drug that contains Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Valsartan relaxes blood vessels for better blood flow, and Hydrochlorothiazide helps your body to remove an extra quantity of salt and water. Valsartan HCTZ comes in an oral form and is available in the market with brand-name and generic both. Study about the drug well as it a combination drug so the chances of drug interaction increases in such cases.
Valsartan HCTZ is a medicine taken by mouth with or without food once a day. Take the tablet around 4 hours before going to bed if this medicine trouble you with frequent to urinate urge. Maintain the gap of at least 1 hour between the other medications or health supplements if you take. Your physician will set the dose of Valsartan HCTZ based on your health condition and response to the treatment. Take medicine regularly to get the best benefits from it. Try taking this medicine at the same time daily to avoid missing the dose. Explain your medical history and current medication/health supplements to your doctor for the better working of this medicine. Valsartan HCTZ may make you feel dizzy. Avoid consuming cannabis and alcohol during the treatment.
Taking necessary precaution is best for the better working of the drug. Drink plenty of water and fluids to avoid dehydration from this medicine. Valsartan HCTZ may lower the blood sugar level in a diabetic patient. Keep monitoring your sugar and blood pressure level timely to avoid any health consequences. Limit or avoid going out, especially in the sun after taking this tablet. In case if it is necessary to go out than apply sunscreen to protect your skin. Valsartan HCTZ is not recommended to pregnant woman and breastfeeding moms. Also, inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant. This drug can also affect your potassium level. Check with your doctor for the substitute.
Side Effects of Valsartan HCTZ
This is not a complete list of possible side effects of Valsartan HCTZ; the commonly reported side effects are light-headedness, dizziness or feeling of nausea may occur till your body adjusts to the medication. Call you doctor if these side effects persist longer than usual.
To lower the risk of dizziness, it is best to move your body slowly (like when you walk, sit and get up) and avoid driving. Many people do not experience any side effect of this medicine. Intake lot of water and fluids to avoid dry mouth, weakness, muscle cramps and irregular heartbeat. Visit your doctor immediately in case of serious side effects like eye pain, vision clarity, fainting, allergic reaction, or symptoms of high potassium blood level.