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Specific Concerns With Amlodipine-Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide

Who Should Not Take This Medication?

You should not take amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide if you:
 
  • Are allergic to amlodipine, valsartan, hydrochlorothiazide, Exforge HCT, or any of the inactive components used to make the combination drug. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (also referred to as sulfa drugs). This includes certain types of antibiotics, diabetes medicines, and diuretics.
     
  • Are not producing any urine (anuria).
  • Have diabetes and are also taking any medications that contain aliskiren (Tekturna®, Tekamlo®, Tekturna HCT®, Amturnide®, Valturna®), due to an increased risk for low blood pressure, high blood potassium, and kidney problems in this situation.
 

Final Thoughts

There are many situations in which amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide should not be taken, as well as certain precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of this information was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about any amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
 
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