Mylan announced the launch of Valsartan Tablets, the generic version of Novartis’ Diovan.

Diovan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of hypertension. Diovan blocks the vasoconstrictor and aldosterone-secreting effects of angiotensin II by selectively blocking the binding of angiotensin II to the AT1 receptor in many tissues, such as vascular smooth muscle and the adrenal gland. Its action is therefore independent of the pathways for angiotensin II synthesis.

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Valsartan Tablets are available in 40mg, 80mg, 160mg, and 320mg strengths.

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