Exforge

Exforge

amlodipine + valsartan

Manufacturer:

Novartis

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Amlodipine besylate, valsartan
Indications/Uses
Essential HTN. Initial therapy for HTN.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Patients w/ activated renin-angiotensin system who are receiving angiotensin receptor blockers; K level must be monitored when there is a concomitant use w/ K-containing products; unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis; hepatic impairment or biliary obstructive disorders; serious CHF; aortic or mitral stenosis or obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Discontinue if angioedema develops. Hyperkalaemia. Lactation. Childn <18 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Nasopharyngitis, flu; headache; oedema (pitting, facial, peripheral), fatigue, flushing, asthenia, hot flush.
Drug Interactions
Simvastatin, CYP3A4 inducers & inhibitors, K supplements, K-sparing diuretics, K-containing salt substitutes or other drugs that may increase K levels (heparin), NSAIDs, uptake transporter inhibitors (rifampin, ciclosporin).
MIMS Class
Angiotensin II Antagonists / Calcium Antagonists
ATC Classification
C09DB01 - valsartan and amlodipine ; Belongs to the class of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and calcium channel blockers. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Exforge 10/160 mg FC tab
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Exforge 5/160 mg FC tab
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Exforge 5/80 mg FC tab
Packing/Price
28's
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