When and How to Take This MedicationSome general considerations to keep in mind when taking Valturna include the following:
- Valturna comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- You should consistently take Valturna either with or without food, since food can affect the absorption of the medication. Always try to take your dose the same way with regard to meals.
- Although it does not matter when you take this medication, it is a good idea to take it at the same time each day.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Valturna will not work if you stop taking it.
Valturna Dosing InformationThe dose of Valturna 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 have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Valturna Dosage for more information.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Valturna may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Valturna include but are not limited to:
- High potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia)
- Common cold symptoms (such as a sore throat and runny nose)
(Click Valturna Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)