Exforge Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions
GENERIC NAME(S): Amlodipine-Valsartan
Exforge is used to treat high blood pressure. Reducing hypertension helps in preventing stroke, heart attack and kidney problems.
This product includes 2 drugs: Amlodipine and valsartan. They both work by resting the blood vessels so that the blood flows more easily. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
How To Use Exforge
Before starting to take Exforge, read the Patient Information leaflet provided by your pharmacist and every time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Directly medicate this medicine with your mouth or without food, usually daily once.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and treatment response.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit of it. To help you remember, take it at the same time every day. It may take several weeks for you to get the full benefit of this product. If you feel good then keep taking this product. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Tell your doctor if you are not better or if you get worse (your blood pressure reading is high or increased)
Dizziness, laziness, or tiredness may be felt because your body gets adjusted in medicine. Dry cough or stomach / stomach can also be pain. If any of these effects gets worse or worse, then tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lighthouse, slowly rise while sitting or lying down from the position of lying.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Exforge because he or she has decided that the benefit is higher than the risk of side effects. Many people using this drug do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling arm / ankle / leg, fainting, fast pulsation, signs of kidney problems (such as changes in urine volume), symptoms of a high potassium blood level (Such as weakness in the muscles, slow / irregular heartbeats), signs of infection (such as fever, chills, frequent sore throat)
Some people who already have serious heart disease, after starting the drug or increasing the dose, there can hardly be chest pain or heart attack. Get medical help immediately if you have experience: chest pain, symptoms of heart attack (e.g chest / jaw / left hand pain, shortness of breath, abnormal sweating).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, if you see symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, get medical help immediately, including: granular, itching / swelling (especially the face / tongue / throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you do not list other effects above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In America – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can notify the FDA of side effects on 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report the health effects of Canada on 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking Exforge, tell your doctor or pharmacist whether you are allergic to amlodipine or valsartan, or if you have any other allergens. This product can have passive elements, which can cause allergic or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Exforge, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially: the condition of the liver, the condition of a certain heart valve (stenosis of aorta), excess water and loss of minerals (dehydration).
This medication can make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you feel more dizzy. Unless you can safely do it, do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires caution. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
You may feel light due to excessive sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. Give long-term diarrhea or vomiting report to your doctor.
Exforge can increase your potassium level. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before potassium supplements or potassium before using the option of salt.
Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products that you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products).
Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this drug, especially in the amount of dizziness and urine (renal problems).
Exforge is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It can harm an unborn child. Consult your doctor for more details. (See also the warning section.)
It is unknown if valsartan passes through breast milk. Amlodipine passes in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
If someone is treated and has serious symptoms like having trouble going out or breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call the Poison Control Center immediately. US residents can call their local venom control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canadians can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe dizziness, unconsciousness
Do not share this medication with others.
Changes in lifestyle that can help this drug work better include exercising, smoking and eating low cholesterol / low fat diet. Consult your doctor for more details.
Labs and / or medical tests (such as the Kidney Function Test, Potassium Level) should be done when you are taking this product. Keep all medical and lab appointments.
Check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Learn how to monitor your own blood pressure at home, and share the results with your doctor.
If you miss a dose, then as soon as you remember, take it. If it is near the next dose time, then leave the thesis dose. Take your next dose at regular times. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Until instructed not to do so, do not flush the medicines in the toilet and do not drain in the drain. When this period expires or does not need it, then properly release this product. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Disclaimer: DrLinex has made every effort to ensure that all information is factually accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date. However, this article should not be used as a licensed health care professional’s choice of knowledge and expertise. You should always consult your doctor or other health care professional before taking any medication. The information given here is subject to change and it has not been used to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions or adverse effects. The lack of warning or other information for any drug does not indicate that the combination of medicine or medication is safe, effective or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.