Valsartan 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, 320 mg
Film coated tablets for oral use
Product leaflet summary
Arbaval belongs to a class of medicines known as angiotensin II receptor antagonist, which help to control high blood pressure. Angiotensin II is a substance in the body that causes vessels to tighten, thus causing your blood pressure to increase. Arbaval works by blocking the effect of angiotensin II. As a result, blood vessels relax and blood pressure is lowered.
Dosage and Administration
Adult patients with high blood pressure: The usual dose is 80 mg daily. In some cases your doctor may prescribe higher doses (e.g.160 mg or 320 mg). He may also combine Arbaval with an additional medicine (e.g. a diuretic).
Do not take Arbaval:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Arbaval or any of the other ingredients of Arbaval listed at the end of this leaﬂet.
If you have severe liver disease.
If you are more than 3 months pregnant (it is also better to avoid Arbaval in early pregnancy).
Pregnancy and Lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
You must tell your doctor if you think that you are (or might become) pregnant. Your doctor will normally advise you to stop taking Arbaval before you become pregnant or as soon as you know you are pregnant, and will advise you to take another medicine instead of Arbaval. Arbaval is not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to your baby if it is used after the third month of pregnancy.
Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or about to start breast-feeding. Arbaval is not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding, and your doctor may choose another treatment for you if you wish to breast-feed, especially if your baby is newborn, or was born prematurely
Children and adolescents (6 to 18 years of age) with high blood pressure:
In patients who weigh less than 35 kg the usual dose is 40 mg of Arbaval once daily. In patients who weigh 35 kg or more the usual starting dose is 80 mg of Arbaval once daily. In some cases your doctor may prescribe higher doses (the dose can be increased to 160 mg and to a maximum of 320 mg).
Ability to Drive and Use Machinery
Before you drive a vehicle, use tools or operate machines, or carry out other activities that require concentration, make sure you know how Arbaval affects you. Like many other medicines used to treat high blood pressure, Arbaval may in rare cases cause dizziness and affect the ability to concentrate.
Packs of 28 ﬁlm-coated tablets.