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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 are Exforge tablets and what are they used for?

Doctors prescribe Exforge for high blood pressure. This condition is usually accompanied by some physical complaints. However, high blood pressure is dangerous –long term it can cause cardiovascular disease. In the case of high blood pressure, the veins often constrict, causing an increase in pressure. Exforge contains amlodipine valsartan (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 tablets to treat high blood pressure

Take your Exforge tablet preferably at a fixed time every day. You can take the medicine with or without food. Do not eat (or drink) grapefruit (juice) while being treated with this medicine as increases the risk of side effects.

What is the correct dosage for Exforge high blood pressure tablets?

Our partner pharmacies offer Exforge online in various strengths. These are Exforge 160 mg and Exforge 320 mg. A doctor will advise which strength is most suitable for you and how long you should keep taking this medicine.

Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual dosage is as follows:

  • Adults: 1 Exforge tablet once daily at the prescribed strength.

This drug is not suitable for children under 18 years. Read the instructions before use.

Does Exforge have any side effects?

Like all medicines, Exforge can cause side effects, although this drug can be taken by most people without any problems.

The side effects that may occur if any, include:

  • Flu symptoms;
  • Fatigue;
  • Headache;
  • Palpitations;
  • Flushing;
  • Dizziness;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Gastrointestinal complaints;
  • Oedema (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 should you not use Exforge tablets?

Exforge is not a suitable medicine for everyone. For example, do not use Exforge 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.

You can read when extra caution is required with this medicine in the leaflet. You must inform your doctor if you are taking any other medication. A doctor will know 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.

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