On this podcast episode, I discuss valsartan pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions, and much more.
Valsartan is a fairly common ARB. I mostly see losartan and valsartan used as the most common ARBs in hypertension management.
Valsartan has a longer half-life than losartan which is why we can often get away with once daily dosing compared to losartan which sometimes requires twice daily.
Hyperkalemia is a major concern with ARBs like valsartan. Trimethoprim and spironolactone are two medications that can increase this risk.
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