Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 18, 2013
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General Information on Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide

Generic Name : Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide

Pronunciation : am-LOE-di-peen- val-SAR-tan- HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide

Latest prescription information about Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide

International- Exforge HCT.

Why is Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains calcium channel blocker, angiotensin II receptor blocker, and thiazide diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure.  

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

Contraindicated in patients with anuria or hypersensitivity

What is the dosage of Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide?

PO- The recommended dose is one tablet (5mg/160m/12.5mg) once daily. The maximum recommended dose is 10/320/25 mg. If taken too close to bedtime, the patient may need to wake up to urinate. Therefore, it is best to take this medication at least 4 hours before bedtime.
Available doses are 5/160/12.5 mg, 10/160/12.5 mg, 5/160/25 mg, 10/160/25 mg and 10/320/25 mg amlodipine besylate/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide.

How should Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of angioedema, heart, gallbladder, liver, or kidney disease, asthma, gout, lupus, parathyroid gland problems, low blood pressure, blood vessel problems, high blood cholesterol, stroke, heart attack, recent kidney transplant, diabetes, dehydration, who are on low-salt diet, have high or blood electrolyte levels any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery and sit up or stand slowly while taking this medication.

It may cause severe vision problems; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider immediately.

Avoid exposure to sunlight.

It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.

Monitor blood pressure, kidney function, and blood electrolyte levels.

Patient may develop with increased risk of chest pain or heart attack; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide?

  Heart - Low blood pressure, chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, slow, fast, or pounding heartbeats.
  Central Nervous System - Headache, dizziness, feeling like you might pass out.
  Ear, Nose and Throat - Stuffy nose, inflammation of face and nasopharynx, difficulty in breathing, decrease in vision, eye pain.
  Gastrointestinal - Severe abdominal pain, indigestion, nausea, gastritis, dry mouth.
  Miscellaneous - Fluid retention, fatigue, muscle spasms, back pain, hives, urination problems.

What are the other precautions for Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amlodipine, Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15C- 30C).

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SatishBarapatre, United States

Is Exforge HCT available in India?

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