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Exforge (amlodipine, valsartan) is a combination medication used to treat hypertension, better known as high blood pressure. The medication is suitable for patients age 18 and up.
This product contains two active ingredients, which are:
Exforge comes in tablets, in a variety of dosage combinations. Treatment is always just once per day, and tablets may be taken with or without food as desired. Sometimes additional hypertension treatments will be given as well, and can influence dosage.
There are typically three scenarios in which a patient may start taking Exforge:
1) The patient is started on Exforge when a doctor considers it unlikely that a single medication will control blood pressure:
2) The patient is taking individual prescriptions for amlodipine and valsartan, and wishes to combine them for convenience:
3) The patient is taking either amlodipine or valsartan, but needs an additional medication to control blood pressure:
In all cases, dosage should not exceed 10/320 mg amlodipine/valsartan. It takes a week or two for significant improvement to be seen, and up to four weeks for maximum benefit.
Patients will usually take Exforge over the long term, unless lifestyle changes are made and are sufficient to control blood pressure. Hypertension is notorious for not producing symptoms until damage is severe; it's important to continue taking Exforge even if feeling fine.
Patients who do control blood pressure with medications like Exforge are preventing heart failure, kidney failure, heart attack, or stroke.
Warnings & Side Effects
Those who are taking blood pressure medications for the first time will experience symptoms of a drop in blood pressure; most notably is dizziness when getting up from sitting or laying down. This will pass as the body adjusts to its new, lower blood pressure.
Most people take Exforge with no problems, but a few individuals do experience serious side effects which call for medical attention:
Exforge can interact with a variety of other medications, including other unrelated blood pressure medications, like diuretics. Double-check with a doctor or pharmacist if unsure of the safety of mixing treatments.
Women who are pregnant should not take Exforge; it is known to cause birth defects.