How to Prepare Diovan Suspension?
Valsartan, an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, is used to treat hypertension, heart failure, and left ventricular dysfunction in adults and children aged 6 and older. Valsartan is occasionally used alongside other antihypertensive drugs.
This preparation has a shelf life of up to 90 days when packed in low-actinic, light-resistant prescription containers and kept at room or refrigerator temperature.
Valsartan black box warning
Direct renin-angiotensin system inhibitors may harm or kill a growing fetus. If you’re pregnant, stop taking Valsartan right away.
Notes on how to prepare Diovan suspension?
- Oral suspension made from tablets is more bioavailable than tablets. Reevaluate dosage when transitioning to oral suspension.
- Oral dose forms (tablets and compounded suspensions) are not mg:mg bioequivalent. Because oral suspension has a greater bioavailability than tablets, patients may need a larger dose when switching from oral suspension to tablets.