A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Exforge?
Exforge is a medicine prescribed against high blood pressure. The active substances used are, amlodipine and valsartan: two drugs that dilate blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. Exforge can be ordered online through the pharmacies that work together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Doctors prescribe Exforge against high blood pressure. This condition is usually accompanied by few physical complaints. However, high blood pressure is dangerous: on the long term it can cause cardiovascular disease. In case of high blood pressure the veins often constrict, causing an increase in pressure. Exforge contains amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker) and valsartan (an angiotensin II receptor blocker). These substances relax the blood vessels, making them wider and lowering the blood pressure. This combination drug is prescribed when a single drug does not have sufficient effect.
How to use Exforge?
Take Exforge preferably at a fixed time every day. You can take the medicine with or without food. Exforge should not be combined with grapefruit juice (juice): this nutrient can affect the action of the drug which increases the risk of side effects. Do not eat (or drink) grapefruit (juice) while on treatment with this medicine.
The partner pharmacies offer Exforge online in various strengths. A doctor knows which strength is most suitable in your case and how long you should keep taking this medicine. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual dosage is as follows:
- Adults: 1 tablet once daily at the prescribed strength.
This drug is not suitable for children under 18 years. Read the instructions before use.
Like all medicines, Exforge can cause side effects, although this drug by most people without any problems. The side effects that may occur if any, include:
- flu symptoms;
- gastrointestinal complaints;
- edema (fluid retention causing swelling of ankles, feet or hands).
Consult a doctor if you experience these or other symptoms. You will find a complete list of all possible side effects in the leaflet.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Exforge is not a suitable medicine for everyone. For example, do not use this medication if you:
- are hypersensitive to amlodipine (or another calcium blocker), valsartan or any of the excipients used;
- suffer or have suffered from severe liver or gall diseases;
- suffer from aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve) or cardiogenic shock, or if you suffer from heart failure after a heart attack;
- suffer from diabetes or renal impairment and are being treated with the drug aliskiren.
In the leaflet you can read when extra caution is required with this medicine. Are you taking any other medication? A doctor knows if you can combine it with Exforge.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Do not use Exforge if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The side effects of Exforge could affect your ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue or drowsiness. Alcohol can worsen the side effects of Exforge. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages as much as possible while you are taking this medicine.