What is Valtricom tabl. 5 mg/160 mg/12.5 mg x 30 and what is it used for:
Valtricom tablets contain three substances called amlodipine, valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide. All three substances help control high blood pressure.
- Amlodipine belongs to a group of substances called “calcium antagonists”. Amlodipine stops the passage of calcium into the blood vessel wall, which prevents blood vessels from constricting.
- Valsartan belongs to a group of substances called “angiotensin-II receptor blockers”. Angiotensin II is produced by the body and causes blood vessels to constrict, thereby increasing blood pressure. Valsartan works by blocking the effect of angiotensin II.
- Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a group of substances called “thiazide diuretics”. Hydrochlorothiazide increases the volume of urine output, which also lowers blood pressure.
As a result of the action of the three mechanisms, blood vessels relax and blood pressure decreases.
Valtricom is used to treat high blood pressure in adult patients whose blood pressure is well controlled on amlodipine, valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide and who would benefit from taking one tablet containing all three substances.
What Valtricom tabl. 5 mg/160 mg/12.5 mg x 30 looks like and what the package contains:
5 mg/160 mg/12.5 mg film-coated tablets (tablets) are white or off-white, oval, biconvex film-coated tablets, debossed with K1 on one side of the tablet, approximately 13×8 mm in size.
7, 10, 14, 28, 30, 56, 60, 84, 90, 98, 100, 7 χ 1, 10 χ 1, 14 χ 1, 28 χ 1, 30 χ 1, 56 χ 1, 60 χ 1, 84 x 1, 90 x 1, 98 x 1 and 100 x 1 film-coated tablets in blisters.
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