Valsartan Side Effects
In 2018, the FDA issued recalls of several types of generic Valsartan. Certain versions of the drug may include contaminated components that expose consumers to increased risks of cancer and other significant side effects. Some patients who took blood pressure medication that contained Valsartan were later diagnosed with cancer, liver damage, or tumors. If you suffer from cancer, liver damage, or tumors, or if you have certain other substantial side effects, you may be able to sue for damages in a product liability lawsuit. The skillful Valsartan injury lawyers at Moll Law Group may be able to bring a product liability lawsuit on your behalf.Is Hair Loss a Side Effect of Valsartan?
Hair loss is a common side effect of Valsartan.Can Valsartan Make You Gain Weight?
Weight gain is a side effect of Valsartan. You should contact your doctor if you have unexplained weight gain or swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet.Can Valsartan Cause Kidney Problems?
Yes. Sometimes Valsartan can cause a condition in which skeletal muscle tissue breaks down, and the result is kidney failure. Signs that should push you to call a doctor include dark-colored urine, unusual tiredness, and fever.Can Valsartan Cause Eye Problems?
Valsartan may cause eye problems. These problems can occur within hours or weeks of starting the drug, and it is important to talk to a doctor about blurred vision, eye pain, and other vision changes, since these eye problems can lead to vision loss.Does Valsartan Increase BP?
Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is important to be aware that stopping Valsartan can cause your blood pressure to rise, such that chances of stroke or heart attack are increased. You should consult your doctor about stopping Valsartan.Does Valsartan Thin Your Blood?
Valsartan works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.Does Valsartan Cause Increased Urination?
Diovan is a combination of Valsartan and hydroclorothiazide, a diuretic, and it has been reported to cause nocturia, or frequent night urination. Valsartan has caused little or no increase in urination by itself.Has Valsartan Been Recalled by the FDA?
Numerous recalls of Valsartan have occurred. The FDA expanded its Valsartan recall after finding carcinogens in some Valsartan medications. It continues to investigate and test all angiotensin II receptor blockers for the presence of NDEA and NDMA.Is Valsartan Carcinogenic?
Trace amounts of carcinogenic chemical N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) were found in Valsartan. The presence of the carcinogen is linked to factories in China that assist with supplying Valsartan to generic drug makers. Not every Valsartan drug contains these carcinogens; sometimes they are introduced through the manufacturing process.Can Valsartan Cause Blurred Vision?
Yes, Valsartan may cause blurred vision in some people. It is important to let your doctor know of this side effect.Does Valsartan Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Valsartan is not known to cause erectile dysfunction.Does Valsartan Affect the Liver?
Valsartan is usually broken down by the liver. However, it may cause a decrease in liver function. Some Valsartan medications include carcinogens that may cause liver tumors. Exposure to high levels of one of the carcinogens can also cause liver damage.Does Valsartan Cause a Cough?
Valsartan is a drug that behaves like an ACE inhibitor but does not cause a cough, which is a common problem with ACE inhibitors.Is Valsartan a Diuretic?
No, Valsartan is not a diuretic, but it is sometimes combined with diuretic drugs. For example, Diovan is a combination of Valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic.Does Valsartan Lower Heart Rate?
Valsartan is prescribed to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Valsartan in the form of Diovan reduces blood pressure partially by lowering heart rate and lessening the volume of blood. However, it is not supposed to reduce heart rate more than a beta blocker by itself would.Is Valsartan a blood thinner?
Valsartan is not a blood thinner. Blood thinners work by keeping platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. Valsartan works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels.Can Valsartan Make You Tired?
Tiredness can be a side effect of Valsartan. It is important to let your doctor know about severe or persistent fatigue.Can Valsartan Cause Leg Cramps?
Valsartan can increase potassium in the body, and this potassium increase may produce leg cramps.Does Valsartan Cause Gout?
Some people taking Valsartan may experience an acute gout attack because of heightened levels of uric acid in the blood.Does Valsartan Increase Uric Acid?
Some studies have shown a significant increase in uric acid serum levels caused by Valsartan.Consult a Valsartan Claims Attorney
If you were harmed by Valsartan, you may have a basis to sue for damages by bringing a product liability lawsuit. Moll Law Group is a Chicago-based product liability firm that has been involved in lawsuits in which billions of dollars were recovered. Contact us at 312.462.1700 or via our online form.