What You Need to Know Before Taking Amlodipine and Valsartan
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Had a recent heart attack
- Heart disease
- An upcoming surgery
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis or liver failure
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Amlodipine and Valsartan to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much amlodipine and valsartan may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia) or a slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Loss of consciousness.
If you happen to overdose on amlodipine and valsartan, seek immediate medical attention (see Exforge Overdose).
If you do not take your amlodipine and valsartan as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of amlodipine and valsartan.