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Amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription drug licensed for treating high blood pressure. It contains three different medications that work to lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the amount of water removed from the blood (which decreases blood volume). The product comes in tablet form and is generally taken once a day.

What Is Amlodipine-Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide?

Amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Exforge HCT®) is a prescription medication approved to treat high blood pressure (known medically as hypertension). It is the first blood pressure medication to contain three different medications in a single tablet. As the name implies, it contains amlodipine (Norvasc®), valsartan (Diovan®), and hydrochlorothiazide.
 
(Click What Is Amlodipine-Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide Used For? for more information on what the medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling or fluid retention
  • Headaches.
     
(Click Side Effects of Amlodipine-Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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