Valsartan is a blood pressure medication drug produced and distributed by various generic manufacturers including Major Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, and others. Valsartan is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for high blood pressure in adults and children age six and up. It’s also approved to treat heart failure and to reduce the risk of death in patients who recently had a heart attack. Valsartan is one of a class of hypertension medications known as angiotensin II receptor agonists. These drugs reduce the constriction of blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more freely. It is available as a stand-alone medication or valsartan HCTZ, which combines with the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide.