Exforge Amlodipine Besylate/Valsartan and/or alternatives
Exforge 10/160mgManufacturer: Novartis Source Country : Turkey
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Description of Exforge
The generic name for Exforge is amlodipine and valsartan. Amlodipine acts as a calcium channel blocker and it helps in relaxing the heart muscles as well as the muscles of blood vessels. Valsartan acts as an angiotensin II receptor and it helps in preventing the bloods vessels from becoming narrow and thus contributes towards lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow. The inactive ingredients in Exforge include magnesium stearate, crospovidone, colloidal silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose. If you have been prescribed then you can buy Exforge from a reputed pharmacy or drug store. It is available in amlodipine and valsartan combinations of 5/160 mg, 10/160 mg, 5/320 mg, and 10/320 mg.
Indications & Dosage of Exforge
Exforge is prescribed by doctors for treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. Exforge is normally prescribed only if other medications have failed to reduce hypertension. It is also recommended for those patients whose blood pressure cannot be adequately controlled and can even be used as a combination medication to treat stage 2 hypertension patients.
The recommended dose includes Amlodipine 2.5 mg to 10 mg once daily along with Valsartan 80 mg to 320 mg depending on the requirements of the patients. The minimum dose period should be 2 weeks and the minimum dose should be Exforge 5/160 mg per day. After 2 weeks, if required, doctors can increase the dose to Exforge 10/160 mg or 5/320 mg per day for another 2 weeks. Elderly patients should not be administered more than 2.5mg of Amlodipine and 80mg of Valsartan. Exforge should be taken with a glass of water and with or without food.
Side Effects & Interactions of Exforge
Administration of Exforge can lead to mild or moderate side effects with clearly visible symptoms. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Sore Throat
- Stuffy Nose
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Discomfort in swallowing
- Mild back pain
- Muscle spasm
There are some adverse effects of administration of Exforge and if you see the following symptoms then discontinue the treatment and inform your doctor.
- Severe allergic reactions like hives
- Swelling of the mouth and face
- Swelling of lips
- Swelling of big toe joint
- Dark Urine
- Chest pain
- Decreased vision clarity
- Loss of appetite
- Severe mood changes
- Severe or persistent nausea
- Pale stools
Exforge is known to interact with other drugs including aldactazide, amiloride, aminosyn, potassium citrate, dolasetron, triamterene, potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, theophylline, and sitagliptin among others.
Warnings & Precautions of Exforge
Combination of Amlodipine and Valsartan in Exforge is known to cause birth defects and hence is not recommended to pregnant women for oral intake. It can also cause damage to the fetus and death of newborn has also been recorded. If you are pregnant or planning pregnancy then inform your doctor before you buy Exforge. Administration of this medicine is also not recommended for breastfeeding mothers as it can be secreted through human milk.
You need to discuss your medical history with the doctor prior to beginning Exforge medication. You need to inform your doctor if you have the following :
- Kidney disease or if you are undergoing dialysis
- Severe coronary artery disease
- If you have diarrhea
- Congestive heart failure
- If you are on Beta-blockers
Exforge should not be administered to patients who are suffering from jaundice and severe bouts of vomiting.