Brand Name(s): Diovan
Drug Class: Angiotensin receptor blockers
Treats: high blood pressure, heart failure,
Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that is used in treating high blood pressure in adults and children who exceed 6 years in age. Valsartan can also be used to treat heart failures. Valsartan prevents the narrowing of blood vessels and helps in lowering of blood pressure and improving the flow of blood. Valsartan works by reducing a substance in the body that is responsible for the narrowing of blood vessels and raising of blood pressure.
Valsartan is used in treating heart failure and high blood pressure. It can also be used in improving the chances of living longer after a heart attack. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker drug with the ability to treat and prevent several conditions. In treating the high blood pressure, Valsartan mainly works on the blood vessels and mostly the arteries. It works in the brain where it activates the chemical that causes the arteries to dilate, and this drastically increases the interior diameter of the blood vessels to reduce pressure. Valsartan also helps people with heart failure, as they do not have to go to the hospital if they have this drug. It is supplied as a suspension, and its administration is only by mouth.