Exforge tablets contain two substances called amlodipine and valsartan.
Both of these substances help to control high blood pressure.
Amlodipine belongs to a group of substances called “calcium channel blockers”.
Amlodipine stops calcium from moving into the blood vessel wall which stops the blood vessels from tightening.
Valsartan belongs to a group of substances called “angiotensin-II receptor antagonists”.
Angiotensin II is produced by the body and makes the blood vessels tighten, thus increasing the blood pressure.
Valsartan works by blocking the effect of angiotensin II.
This means that both of these substances help to stop the blood vessels tightening.
As a result, the blood vessels relax and blood pressure is lowered.
Exforge is used to treat high blood pressure in adults whose blood pressure is not controlled enough with either amlodipine or valsartan on its own.
HOW TO USE
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor if you are not sure.
This will help you get the best results and lower the risk of side effects.
The usual dose of Exforge is one tablet per day.
It is preferable to take your medicine at the same time each day.
Swallow the tablets with a glass of water.
You can take Exforge with or without food.
Do not take Exforge with grapefruit or grapefruit juice.
Depending on how you respond to the treatment, your doctor may suggest a higher or lower dose.
Do not exceed the prescribed dose.
Do not take Exforge: if you are allergic to amlodipine or to any other calcium channel blockers.
This may involve itching, reddening of the skin or difficulty in breathing.
if you are allergic to valsartan or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
If you think you may be allergic, talk to your doctor before taking Exforge.
if you have severe liver problems or bile problems such as biliary cirrhosis or cholestasis.
if you are more than 3 months pregnant.
if you have severe low blood pressure (hypotension).