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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • Visken comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
     
  • You can take this drug with a meal or on an empty stomach.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Visken will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • In general, this medication should not be stopped suddenly, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result.
     

Dosing Information

The dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The severity of your high blood pressure
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Visken Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Visken

As with any medicine, Visken may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects (most people actually tolerate it quite well). If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Nervousness.
     
(Click Visken Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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