Valsartil 160 Tablet

Hypertension:
The usual dose of Valsartan is 80 to 160 mg once daily. The maximum dose is 320 mg daily. Maximum blood pressure reduction occurs within 4 weeks.
Heart failure:
The usual dose is 40 mg twice daily and may be increased to 80-160 mg twice daily.
Post-Myocardial Infarction:
The initial dose after myocardial infarction is 20 mg twice daily. The dose should be increased with a target of 160 mg daily if tolerated without side effects.
Administration of Valsartan with food decreases the absorption of Valsartan by about 40 %, so it should be taken on an empty stomach. No initial dosage adjustment is required for elderly patients with mild to moderate renal and hepatic insufficiency.
Pediatric use: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
Geriatric use: No overall difference in the efficacy or safety without some exception.

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