Is Exforge good for kidney?
Renal impairment Exforge is contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment (see section 4.3). No dosage adjustment is required for patients with mild to moderate renal impairment. Monitoring of potassium levels and creatinine is advised in moderate renal impairment.
What is Exforge tablets used for?
Treatment of essential hypertension. Exforge is indicated in adults whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled on amlodipine or valsartan monotherapy. The recommended dose of Exforge is one tablet per day.
What is the side effect of Exforge?
SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, lightheadedness, or tiredness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Dry cough or abdominal/stomach pain may also occur. If any of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Can Exforge be taken twice a day?
Exforge HCT Overview Exforge HCT can help your blood vessels relax, and decrease the amount of blood, so your blood pressure is lower. This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, once or twice daily, with or without food.
What should you not take with Exforge?
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking Exforge, unless your doctor has told you to. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects. Exforge may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Can you take Exforge on empty stomach?
You may take Exforge with or without food. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney function may also need to be checked. You may have very low blood pressure while taking Exforge.
What happens if I stop taking Exforge?
Stopping your treatment with Exforge may cause your disease to get worse. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
When to use Exforge 5 mg / 160 mg?
Exforge 5 mg/160 mg may be administered in patients whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with amlodipine 5 mg or valsartan 160 mg alone. Exforge 10 mg/160 mg may be administered in patients whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with amlodipine 10 mg or valsartan 160 mg alone or with Exforge 5 mg/160 mg.
How many mg of amlodipine is in an Exforge tablet?
Exforge 5 mg/80 mg film-coated tablets Each film-coated tablet contains 5 mg of amlodipine (as amlodipine besylate) and 80 mg of valsartan. Exforge 5 mg/160 mg film-coated tablets Each film-coated tablet contains 5 mg of amlodipine (as amlodipine besylate) and 160 mg of valsartan.
What’s the maximum dose of Exforge HCT you can take?
The maximum recommended dose of Exforge HCT is 10/320/25 mg. Exforge HCT may be used for patients not adequately controlled on any 2 of the following antihypertensive classes: calcium channel blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, and diuretics.
What happens if you take Exforge for too long?
If it continues for a long time, it can damage the blood vessels in the brain, heart and kidneys. This can lead to stroke, heart failure or kidney failure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks. Lowering your blood pressure reduces the chance of these disorders happening. EXFORGE contains valsartan and amlodipine besylate.