VALSARTAN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • low blood pressure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a virus
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased kidney function

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • a common cold
  • the inability to have an erection
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • blurred vision
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • kidney failure
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • fainting
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • muscle pain
  • cramps
  • drowsiness
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • difficulty sleeping
  • a skin rash
  • decreased appetite
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • gas
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • generalized weakness
  • anxious feelings

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