Exforge Tablet 5/160mg 14s
This medicine is used to treat hypertension (high Blood pressure), myocardial ischemia (decreased blood supply to heart muscle) associated with stable (chest pain triggered by activity), or vasospastic angina (chest pain triggered with vasospasm of coronary artery).
Patients using this medicine may commonly experience headache, edema, fatigue, nausea, dizziness (lightheadedness), flushing (reddening of the skin), rashes, and gingival hyperplasia (overgrowth of gum). Patients may rarely experience alopecia (spot baldness), pruritus (itching), abdominal and back pain, hyperglycemia, increased urination, palpitations, and GI (stomach) upset.
This medicine is contraindicated in patients having history of cardiogenic shock (inability of heart to pump enough blood), aortic stenosis (narrowing of aortic valve opening), unstable angina (chest pain triggered by minimum or no activity), severe hypotension, unstable heart failure following MI, and hypersensitivity to dihydropyridines.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease,thyroid problems.
It should be use in caution if patient has an electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low potassium levels in your blood).
This drug may pose risks to your pregnancy, therefore please do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
- What is the best time to take this medicine?
It does not matter what time of day you take this medicine (morning or evening) but it is best to take it at the same time every day when you are most likely to remember, for more even blood levels and therefore effectiveness.
- What to avoid while taking this medicine?
Do not eat or drink lots of grapefruit or grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit can increase the concentration of drug in your body and worsen side effects.
- Is this medicine harmful to kidneys?
This medicine should not cause kidney damage and is used to treat high blood pressure and slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.
- Is this medicine safe to use?
It is generally a safe and effective drug, but it may cause side effects in some people.
- How to take this medicine?
Swallow the tablet with a drink of water. You can take this medicine before or after meals.
- Take with or without meals.
- To avoid stomachache, take with meals.
- Take missed dose as soon as you remember and next dose in 24 hours.
- Contact prescriber if there is unrelieved headache, vomiting, weight gain, palpitations, or difficulty in breathing.
- Check blood pressure regularly.
Generic Category: Anti-Hypertensive
Ingredients: Amlodipine 10mg, Valsartan 160mg