Valsartan

Administration

Adult Dosing

  • 20-160mg PO 1-2 times per day

Pediatric Dosing

Safety/efficacy not established

Special Populations

Contraindications

  • Allergy to class/drug
  • Concomitant aliskiren use in diabetic patients

Adverse Reactions

Serious

  • Angioedema
  • Acute renal failure

Common

  • Hypotension
  • Dizziness, headache
  • Elevated BUN/Cr
  • Cough

Pharmacology

  • Half-life: 6h
  • Metabolism:
  • Excretion: Mostly fecal

Mechanism of Action

  • Angiotensin II antagonist

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