Diovan is an effective medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure. This medication has an active component Valsartan. This drug has been manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Novartis Pharmaceutical company. It is offered in dosages are 40 mg, 80 mg, and 180 mg.
Manufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceutical company
Active Ingredient: Valsartan is an active component, which is an angiotensin II receptor blocker used alone or in combination with other agents. It treats hypertension and reduces cardiovascular mortality after myocardial infarction. This active component is an angiotensin-receptor blocker that may be used to treat a variety of cardiac conditions such as hypertension, diabetic nephropathy and heart failure. It lowers blood pressure by antagonizing the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. It competes with angiotensin II for binding to the type-1 angiotensin II receptor (AT1) subtype and prevents the blood pressure promoting effects of angiotensin II.
Indications: Valsartan composed medicine is indicated to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This drug is also approved to improve the chance of living longer after a heart attack. In people with heart failure, it also lowers the chance of having to go to the hospital for heart failure. Diovan is an angiotensin receptor blocker that works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. It prevents strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
Action Mechanism: This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers. Angiotensin, formed in the blood by the action of angiotensin-converting enzyme is a powerful chemical that attaches to angiotensin receptors found in many tissues but primarily on smooth muscle cells of blood vessels. This show attachment to the receptors causes the blood vessels to narrow which leads to an increase in blood pressure. Diovan blocks the angiotensin receptor that works blocking the action of angiotensin and dilates blood vessels and reduces blood pressure.
Dosages: This medication is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 40 mg: It is to be taken once or twice a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 80 mg: This tablet must be taken once or twice as directed by the doctor
- 180 mg: Consume this tablet once or twice with or without food as advised by the doctor
Note: Seek the medical help if feel sick with vomiting or diarrhea, sweating more than usual while taking this medicine.