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General Information on Amlodipine and Valsartan

Generic Name : Amlodipine and Valsartan

Pronunciation : am LOE de peen val SAR tan

Latest prescription information about Amlodipine and Valsartan. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Amlodipine and Valsartan

International- Exforge

Why is Amlodipine and Valsartan Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains a calcium channel blocker and an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension).  

When should Amlodipine and Valsartan not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to pregnant women and patients with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Amlodipine and Valsartan?

PO- The recommended dose is one tablet once daily (5/160 mg to 10/320 mg).

How should Amlodipine and Valsartan be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amlodipine and Valsartan?

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.

What are the side effects of Amlodipine and Valsartan?

   Most Common : Fluid retention and vertigo.
   Blood : Disease of the lymph nodes.
   Heart : Palpitations, fast heart rate and chest pain.
   Eye and ENT: Ear pain.
   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, constipation, difficulty in swallowing, abdominal pain, stomach inflammation, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, abdominal distention, dry mouth, intestinal inflammation.
   General : Fatigue, sweating, rapid weight gain, weakness, feeling like you might pass out, fever.
   Immune System : Seasonal allergies.
   Metabolic : Gout, non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, decreased level of potassium in blood and increased blood cholesterol.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain, back pain, muscle spasms, pain in extremity, myalgia, joint swelling, breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, nerve pain, tingling, drowsiness, carpal tunnel syndrome, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, dizziness and spinning sensation.
   Genitourinary : Blood in urine, kidney impairment, kidney stone, and erectile dysfunction.
   Respiratory : Cough, throat pain, difficulty in breathing, nosebleed, nose block.
   Skin : Itching, rash, excessive sweating, inflammation and redness.
   Vascular Disorders : Flushing, hot flush.

What are the other precautions for Amlodipine and Valsartan?

Avoid excess dosage

What are the storage conditions for Amlodipine and Valsartan?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

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