Amlodipine and Valsartan Drug Information
Amlodipine and valsartan (Exforge®) is a medication approved for the treatment of hypertension, known more commonly as high blood pressure. This combination medicine slows down the rate at which calcium moves into the blood and blocks a particular chemical in the body. As a result, blood vessels relax, blood flow improves, and the heart does not have to work so hard.
Prior to beginning treatment with this drug, review the safety information for amlodipine and valsartan with your healthcare provider. For example, you should be aware of possible side effects, like sore throat and an irritated, runny nose. In addition, you should tell your healthcare provider about all allergies you have and if you have plans for an upcoming surgery.
(Click Amlodipine and Valsartan for more information on this drug, including when and how to take it, the factors that affect your dose, and whether it is available in generic form.)