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valsartan (Diovan)

Advice

Following an abbreviated submission

valsartan 320 mg tablet (Diovan) is accepted for use in NHS Scotland for the treatment of hypertension.

In patients for whom the use of valsartan is appropriate it allows administration of a 320 mg dose as a single tablet at less cost than 2 x 160 mg capsules. Angiotensin receptor blockers are an alternative to ACE inhibitors where these are not tolerated.

Drug Details

Drug Name: valsartan (Diovan)
SMC Drug ID: 351/07
Manufacturer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
Indication: Hypertension
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 2.6 Nitrates*** calcium-channel blockers*** and other antianginal drugs
Submission Type: Abbreviated Submission
Status: Accepted
Date Advice Published: 11 February 2008

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