What does Valsartan Do?
Valsartan, also called Diovan, is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. This helps to control hypertension, heart failure, and is used post heart attack. Diovan is available as a generic as well, so there are also many variations. Valsartan has been found to be responsible for several different side effects. Some of these side effects can be serious. It is important to consult with a physician if you experience side effects after taking Valsartan.
Common side effects of Valsartan include:
- flu symptoms,
- upper respiratory infection,
- cold symptoms (cough, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat),
- stomach pain,
- blurred vision,
- itching or skin rash,
- back pain, and
- joint pain.
Serious side effects of Valsartan include:
- chest pain,
- shortness of breath,
- weight loss,
- vomiting, and
- swelling of the skin, most often around the lips and eyes.
Valsartan is available as tablets for oral administration in strengths of 40, 80, 160 or 320 mg. Usual beginning dose is a total of 80 mg per day, but this may vary. For children with pediatric hypertension (ages 6–16), the dose is weight based at 1.3 mg per Kg weight not to exceed 40 mg per day. Children younger than 6 should not take Valsartan at any dosage level.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Do you have a Valsartan Lawsuit?
A lawsuit may be necessary in order to recover losses due to the side effects of taking Valsartan. For example, if you are unable to work due to the side effects of using Valsartan, you may want to pursue legal action.
If you’ve taken Valsartan and have experienced serious side effects, you may be entitled for compensation. Every case is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Our initial evaluation process is free. You can call us at (865) 888-8888 to get started or fill out our online form and one of our representatives will reach out to you. Our experienced Valsartan Attorneys are here to help guide you through this difficult time and help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.