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Co-Diovan 80/12.5 MG Tablet

Co-Diovan 80/12.5 MG Tablet

NOVARTIS INDIA LTD

    • Rs. 617.00

    Manufactured by: Novartis India Ltd.

    Composition: Valsartan (80 mg) + Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg)

    Pack size: 14 Tablets

    Drug type: Angiotensin II Antagonists & Diuretics

    Prescription Required: Yes

    Primary Uses: High blood pressure

    What is Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet?

    Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet contains the combination of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide which is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

    Uses:

    Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

    How Does the Drug Work?

    Valsartan is a selective angiotensin II Type 1 receptor blocker. It works by inhibiting the effect of a chemical messenger angiotensin II which in turn relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that prevents the reabsorption of electrolytes and removes extra water.

    Common Side Effects of Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet:

    List of major side effects of Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet

    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Fatigue
    • Decreased blood pressure
    • Rash
    • Back pain

    How to Use Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet?

    Co-Diovan 80/12.5 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 80/12.5 mg Tablet

    • Do not take Co-Diovan 80/12.5 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.
    • Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet may cause dizziness as its side effect. Avoid driving and using heavy machinery while taking this medicine.
    • Prior consultation to the doctor is advisable before consuming alcohol during the treatment with Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet as it may cause additive hypotensive effect.

    Contraindications:

    Contraindications while using Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet

    • This medication is contraindicated to use for the pregnant women.
    • This medication is contraindicated in the patients with severe hepatic and renal impairment.

    Interactions:

    Possible drug interactions of Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet with other drugs

    • Valsartan should be avoided by the patients who are using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to avoid the risk of renal impairment.
    • Concomitant treatment of valsartan with potassium sparing diuretics and supplements may potentiate the risk of hyperkalaemia.
    • Concomitant treatment of hydrochlorothiazide with barbiturates and narcotics may potentiate orthostatic hypotension.
    • Hydrochlorothiazide may decrease the therapeutic effect of antidiabetics.

    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 80/12.5 mg Tablet used for?

    Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

    1. How often can I take Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet?

    Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet should be used at fixed dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.

    1. How does Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet work?

    Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet is the combination of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Valsartan is a selective angiotensin II Type 1 receptor blocker. It works by inhibiting the effect of a chemical messenger angiotensin II which in turn relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that prevents the reabsorption of electrolytes and removes extra water.

    1. Is Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet safe to use during pregnancy?

    Co-Diovan 80/12.5 mg Tablet is not recommended to use for pregnant women. The pregnant women should use this medication only under medical supervision.

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