Codiovan review

Codiovan us a combination drug, composed of valsartan and hydrochloro-thiazide, that is used to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. It works in the kidneys to increase the amount of salt that the kidneys filter out of the blood and into the urine. When the salts are drawn out, water is drawn with them, so that the volume of fluid circulating through the blood vessels is decreased. That leads to less pressure in the blood vessels and decreases the amount of work the heart has to do to pump the blood through the body. The result is a drop in blood pressure. This medication also works by inhibiting the action of the hormone angiotensin II, causing the kidneys to filter more salt and water and the blood vessels to widen to allow more blood to be carried with less pressure.

Codiovan, like all medications, can have side effects, though some people do not experience any at all. Some of the possible side effects can include headache, decreased potassium levels, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, pain in one arm or leg, angina, back pain, cough or other respiratory difficulties, diarrhea, sinus infections, or decreased kidney function.

You should be very careful if taking Codiovan with any other medications that also lower blood pressure, such as beta-blockers, alpha-blockers or diuretics. Other medications that can lower blood pressure and increase the lowering effect include many narcotics and barbiturates. In addition, Codiovan can also decrease the potassium levels in your blood, so if you take it with medications that also lower potassium levels, it may increase that effect. Some of these medications can include other diuretics, amphotericin, corticosteroids, carbenoxolone, and beta-agonist bronchodilators. In some cases, however, Codiovan can increase blood potassium levels as well, and so drugs that also increase potassium levels should be avoided as well, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, potassium supplements, and salt substitutes that contain potassium. It is also not recommended that you use Codiovan if you are taking lithium, as both compounds of Codiovan can increase the levels of lithium in your blood.

You should not use Codiovan if you are pregnant, particularly in the second or third trimesters; it has been shown to possibly affect the growth of the fetus or its development. If you discover that you are pregnant, you should discontinue using Codiovan immediately. Codiovan may also pass into breast milk, so you should not use it if you are breast-feeding a child.

Other people may not be good candidates for Codiovan, either. If you have decreased liver function, cirrhosis, or liver failure, it may not be an appropriate treatment for you. Those with blockage of the bile duct, narrowing of the artery that supplies blood to the kidneys, loss of potassium, low sodium, high levels of calcium or uric acid, or a history of gout should not be prescribed Codiovan as well. Others who many still be able to take Codiovan but should use caution in clued the very elderly, those with mildly impaired liver function, those with low fluid or salt levels, or those with diabetes.

Codiovan has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of codiovan

• Molecular formula of codiovan is C24H29N5O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 3-methyl-2-[pentanoyl-[[4-[2-(2H-tetrazol-5-yl)phenyl]phenyl]methyl]amino]-butanoicacid
• Molecular weight is 435.519 g/mol
Codiovan available : 40mg tablets, 80mg tablets, 160mg tablets, 320mg tablets

Generic name: Valsartan

Brand name(s): Diovan, Valsarran

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