How is Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) used in the treatment of high blood pressure?

Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure, a common disease in the elderly. So what is Exforge, indicated in what cases, what are the side effects of the drug and how to use it? SignsSymptomsList will introduce what Exforge is through the article below!

Active ingredients of the drug Exforge : valsartan, amlodipine.

Medicines containing similar ingredients : Amlo-plus, Valzomix

content

1. What is Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine)?

To find out what Exforge is, we need to know that the drug has two active ingredients: valsartan and amlodipine , which have vasodilating effects, helping to lower blood pressure and prevent angina.

How is Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) used in the treatment of high blood pressure?

Drugs Exforge

2. In which cases is Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) indicated?

It is indicated in patients with essential hypertension that is not controlled by a single drug (amlodipine or valsartan).

3. How do I use Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) to be effective?

The drug is available in two strengths: 5 mg amlodipine/80 mg valsartan and 10 mg amlodipine/160 mg valsartan . Depending on the patient's blood pressure control status, the doctor will have appropriate indications. Patients need to strictly follow the doctor's instructions in all cases to get the best results.

  • Exforge 5/80 is used in patients whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with amlodipine 5 mg or valsartan 80 mg as monotherapy.
  • Exforge 10/160 is used in patients whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with amlodipine 10 mg or valsartan 160 mg as monotherapy.

4. Who should not take Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine)?

  • People who are hypersensitive to the ingredients of the drug.
  • People with severe liver failure, cirrhosis, or cholestasis.
  • Pregnant women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
  • The patient has severe hypotension.
  • The patient is in shock (including cardiogenic shock).
  • Patients with obstructive heart problems such as hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, severe aortic stenosis.
  • Patients with heart failure after acute myocardial infarction.

5. Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) side effects

Common side effects of the drug include:

  • Nasopharyngitis, flu, headache
  • Edema 
  • Blushing

6. Interactions of Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) with other drugs

  • Care should be taken when using the drug concurrently with other antihypertensive drugs such as acebutolol, carteolol, carvedilol...
  • Antihypertensive side effects such as tricyclic antidepressants, drugs to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  • It is not recommended to use amlodipine with grapefruit
  • Do not use Exforge concurrently with antiviral drugs indinavir, ritonavir...
  • Antifungal azoles such as: ketoconazole
  • Antibiotics erythromycin or clarithromycin
  • Be careful when using with anticonvulsants: carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, fosphenytoin, primidone...
  • If amlodipine is co-administered with simvastatin, the recommended dose of Simvastatin is 20 mg/day
  • Dantrolene (infusion) used with Exforge increases the risk of hyperkalemia.
  • Concomitant use with NSAIDs reduces the antihypertensive effect of Exforge.

How is Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) used in the treatment of high blood pressure?

7. How should Exforge be preserved?

  • Store in a dry place away from direct light.
  • Keep Exforge out of reach of children.

Exforge has two active ingredients, valsartan and amlodipine. Both drugs have the same antihypertensive effect, but by different mechanisms. Although SignsSymptomsList has provided information about what Exforge is, its use needs to be prescribed by a Cardiologist. During use, if you have any unusual symptoms, please notify your doctor immediately for timely intervention.

You can consult:


Effervescent Paralmax Extra and notes when using

Effervescent Paralmax Extra and notes when using

The article was consulted by pharmacist Nguyen Ngoc Cam Tien about Effer Paralmax Extra effervescent tablets for the treatment of mild to moderate pain symptoms.

How is Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) used in the treatment of high blood pressure?

How is Exforge (valsartan, amlodipine) used in the treatment of high blood pressure?

Exforge is a vasodilator, helping to lower blood pressure and prevent angina in patients with uncontrolled essential hypertension.

What do you know about Progestogel (progesterone) 1% topical treatment for benign breast pain?

What do you know about Progestogel (progesterone) 1% topical treatment for benign breast pain?

Progestogel (progesterone) 1% is a topical treatment for benign breast pain. Progestogel is also used to treat breast pain caused by fibroids, pain caused by dilated milk ducts, ..

Tadimax drug: uses, dosage & what you need to know

Tadimax drug: uses, dosage & what you need to know

Article by Pharmacist Nguyen Hoang Bao Duy about Tadimax - Crinum latifolium alkaloids, mixed dried herbs, cinnamon and excipients.

Things to know about the drug Hemblood

Things to know about the drug Hemblood

In what cases is Hemblood usually used? What should be noted about possible side effects while taking the drug?

Precautions while taking the anti-reflux medicine Pariet (rabeprazole)

Precautions while taking the anti-reflux medicine Pariet (rabeprazole)

What is Pariet (rabeprazole)? How to use the drug to achieve the effect? Please join SignsSymptomsList for an in-depth analysis of the drug Pariet (rabeprazole)!

Tardyferon B9: Uses, usage and notes

Tardyferon B9: Uses, usage and notes

What is Tardyferon B9? What disease is the drug indicated for, and what are the noticeable side effects? Article by pharmacist Pham Chi Khang

Things to know about Biafine burn medicine

Things to know about Biafine burn medicine

Biafine is used in the treatment of burns of the 1st and 2nd degree, non-infectious skin wounds. Biafine burn cream also treats redness secondary to radiation therapy.

Egilok® (metoprolol): Uses, uses and precautions

Egilok® (metoprolol): Uses, uses and precautions

Egilok Metoprolol reduces heart rate, cardiac output at rest and during exercise, reduces systolic blood pressure during exercise, inhibits isoproterenol-induced tachycardia, and reduces reflex orthostatic tachycardia.

What do you know about the stomach medicine Lomac (omeprazol)

What do you know about the stomach medicine Lomac (omeprazol)

Article by Pharmacist Nguyen Hoang Bao Duy about Lomac stomach medicine. The product contains the active ingredient omeprazole, a derivative of benzimidazole. Omeprazole is an inhibitor of gastric acid secretion.