Oman Med J 2009 Jan;24(1):17-21
Department of Pharmacy, Royal Hospital, P.O. Box 1331 Postal Code 111, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Objectives: Angiotensin Receptor Blockers such as Valsartan, are a newer class of drugs associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. They are commonly used in hypertension, chronic heart failure, diabetes-related nephropathy and post-myocardial infarction in patients who are intolerant to Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors (ACEi). A review of medicines used in Royal Hospital (an Omani tertiary health care centre) during 2004 and 2005 showed that Valsartan was one of 20 most expensive drugs used. Read More