Valsartan is in a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Valsartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications. Valsartan may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication. You may take valsartan with or without food. To be sure this medication is helping your condition; your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments. It may take 2 to 4 weeks of using this medicine before your blood pressure is under control. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks of treatment. Keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Store valsartan at room temperature away from moisture and heat; Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are pregnant.

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