Diovan 40 mg Tablets
If you have certain conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels, a healthcare provider may prescribe Diovan® (valsartan). This prescription medication comes in the form of tablets and is typically taken once or twice a day. However, your dosage will depend on several factors, such as your weight (for children), the condition being treated, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are taking.
There are four strengths available for this drug, and 40 mg Diovan tablets are the lowest strength on the market. Although this strength can be used for treating several conditions, 40 mg twice a day is the typical recommended starting dosage for treating people with congestive heart failure. After a couple of weeks, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to a target dose of Diovan 80 mg to Diovan 160 mg twice a day. If side effects occur, a lower dose may be recommended.
Your Diovan dosage should be taken by mouth with a glass of water and can be taken with or without food. Make sure to take Diovan at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the medicine in your blood. If you are unsure about anything related to your Diovan dosage, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Diovan Dosage for more information on using Diovan for treating various heart and blood vessel conditions. This article also offers tips on when and how to take this medication and discusses some of the factors that may affect your dosage.)