Exforge is a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure. It contains a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine) to relax muscles in the heart and blood vessels, and an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (valsartan) that keeps blood vessels from narrowing.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Exforge exactly as prescribed.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have diabetes, don’t take Exforge with medication that contains aliskiren (Tekturna, Tekamlo).
Avoid salt substitutes and potassium supplements while taking Exforge.
Before taking Exforge, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Exforge interacts with other drugs, espeically lithium, diuretics, potassium supplements, cholesterol medication, antibiotics, antifungals, NSAIDs, cyclosporine, other heart and blood pressure medications.
Common side effects of Exforge include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
What foods should I avoid while taking Exforge?
Alcohol may increase side effects like dizziness. Your doctor may also recommend dietary changes to help further lower your blood pressure.