Description medications: valsartan (Valsartan)
N- [p- (o-1H-tetrazol-5-ylphenyl) benzyl] -N-valeryl-L-valine.
Synonym: Diovan, Diovan.
By chemical structure similar to losartan (by phenyl-tetrazolyl-benzyl moiety), but includes the amino acid residue in the molecule (L- valine).
In action as close to losartan.
Rapidly absorbed in the digestive tract, bioavailability of about 20%, C max - 2 hours, T ½ of about 9 hours; excreted from the body mostly unchanged in the urine and bile.
Provides long-term antihypertensive effect (after a single oral administration of the effect lasts up to 24 hours), which is associated with irreversible blockade of AT1 receptors -angiotenzinovyh.
Applied for the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure.
Assign into tablets of 0.08 g (80 mg), 1 time per day (up to 0.16 g). Sustained reduction in blood pressure is usually observed within 2 weeks; long-term treatment with anti-hypertensive effect is enhanced.
The drug is relatively well tolerated, but there may be headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea. Fairly rare (compared with ACE inhibitors), dry cough develops.
Contraindications: pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Product: capsules of 0.08 and 0.16 g (N. 28).
Co-diovan - Tablets containing 0.08 g (80 mg) and 0.0125 g of valsartan (12.5 mg), hydrochlorothiazide.