A Study Of Valsartan Used To Treat Hypertension For Up To 56 Weeks In Children Ages 1 - 5 Years Who Have Hypertension
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Drugs used to treat hypertension in adults should also be effective in treating high blood pressure in infants and children. This study will test the safety and efficacy of valsartan in lowering blood pressure in children 1 - 5 years old whose parents grant permission to participate.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
1 Year to 5 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
CHILDREN HAVE BLOOD PRESSURE LEVEL =>95TH PERCENTILE FOR AGE,GENDER & HEIGHT
PARENTAL CONSENT MUST BE GRANTED
BLOOD PESSURE IS =>25% HIGHER THAN 95TH PERCENTILE FOR AGE, GENDER & HEIGHT
SERIOUS, CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS UPON EXAMINATION AND LABORATORY OR OTHER ASSESSMENTS
Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria will apply.