How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
PO- The recommended dose is one tablet once daily (5/160 mg to 10/320 mg).
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated to pregnant women and patients with known hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This combination medication contains a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension).
Category D :
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, congestive heart failure, chest pain, heart attack, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while on amlodipine and valsartan, unless your doctor has advised.
Store the medication as directed by your physician.