Valsartan.rtf - Valencia College Generic Name valsartan Nursing Program Trade Names Diovan Routes Doses Frequency\/Times Action\/Purpose PO 80 320 mg\/day

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Valencia College Nursing Program Medication Portfolio Generic Name: valsartan Trade Names: Diovan Pharmacologic Classification: angiotensin II receptor antagonists Therapeutic Classification: antihypertensives Routes Doses Frequency/Times Action/Purpose Major Side Effects Nursing Interventions Labs PO 80 - 320 mg/day One dose daily for hypertensive patients. BID for heart failure patients Action : Blocks the vasoconstrictor and aldosterone- secreting effects of angiotensin II at various receptor sites, including vascular smooth muscle and the adrenal glands. Purpose : Lowering of blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Decreased risk of heart-failure– related hospitalizations in patients with heart failure. dizziness, fatigue, hypotension, hyperkalemia,
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  • Hyperkalemia, Angiotensin II receptor antagonist

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