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CO-Diovan 160/25 MG Tablet

CO-Diovan 160/25 MG Tablet

NOVARTIS INDIA LTD

    • Rs. 735.23

    Manufactured by: Novartis India Ltd.

    Composition: Valsartan (160 mg) + Hydrochlorothiazide (25 mg)

    Strength: 185 mg

    Pack size: 14 Tablets

    Drug type: Angiotensin II Antagonists & Diuretics

    Prescription Required: Yes

    Primary Uses: High blood pressure

    What is CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet?

    CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet is the combination of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide which is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

    Uses:

    CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

    How Does the Drug Work?

    Valsartan is angiotensin II Type 1 receptor blocker which inhibits the effect of angiotensin II and thus, relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that prevents the reabsorption of electrolytes and removes extra water.

    Common Side Effects of CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet:

    List of major side effects of CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet

    • Hypotension
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Diarrhea
    • Abdominal pain
    • Cough
    • Blurred vision

    How to Use CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet?

    CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet is taken by mouth by swallowing it completely with adequate water. Do not chew and break the medication. This medication may be taken with or without food as prescribed by your physician.

    Precautions to be Taken:

    Useful precautions to be taken while using CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet

    • Do not take CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet if you are allergic to this medicine.
    • Patients are advised to follow a fixed diet and exercise schedule during the treatment with this medication to get the best effect.
    • Take this medicine at the fixed dose and duration as advised by your physician.
    • This medicine may cause dizziness as its side effect. Avoid driving and using heavy machinery while taking CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet.
    • Prior consultation to the doctor is advisable before consuming alcohol during the treatment with CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet.

    Contraindications:

    Contraindications while using CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet

    • The use of this medication is contraindicated for use in the pregnant women.
    • CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet is contraindicated for use in the patients with severe hepatic impairment.

    Interactions:

    Possible drug interactions of CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet with other drugs

    • Concomitant treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may increase the risk of renal impairment.
    • Concomitant treatment with other potassium sparing diuretics and supplements may potentiate the risk of hyperkalaemia.

    Warnings:

    Warnings while using CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet

    • CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet should be used with extreme caution in the patients with kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test (KFT) is advisable during the treatment with this medicine.
    • This medication should be used with caution in the patients with heart failure.

    Pregnancy and lactation:

    CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in the pregnant and lactating women. Prior consultation to your doctor is advisable in such cases.

    Storage:

    Store this medication at room temperature. Keep away from sunlight, moisture and children.

    Dosage:

    Missed dose:

    In case of missed dose, skip the same and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking double dose to make up for a missed one.

    Overdose:

    Immediately contact to your doctor as emergency medical treatment is required in case of an overdose.

    FAQs:

    1. What is CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet used for?

    CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

    1. How often can I take CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet?

    CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet should be used at fixed dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.

    1. Can I take CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet with food?

    CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food as prescribed by your doctor.

    1. Is CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet safe for use during pregnancy?

    CO-Diovan 160/25 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in the pregnant women. Prior consultation to your doctor is advisable in such cases.

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