Exforge HCT (Amlodipine/Hydrochlorothiazide/Valsartan)

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Exforge HCT (Amlodipine, Valsartan, Hydrochlorothiazide) Medication Information

Uses

Exforge HCT is a combination drug that is used to treat high blood pressure.

Dosage

The tablets come in several different strengths:

  • 5/160/12.5 mg
  • 10/160/12.5 mg
  • 5/160/25 mg
  • 10/160/25 mg
  • 10/320/25 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Exforge HCT include:

  • Dizziness
  • Peripheral edema
  • Dyspepsia
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle spasm
  • Back pain
  • Nausea 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Exforge HCT.

Precautions

Exforge HCT should be avoided in patients with liver and kidney dysfunction. In patients with electrolyte imbalances, or dehydration, this should be corrected before Exforge is started. 

Hydrochlorothiazide has been associated with glaucoma, and it is a medication in Exforge. 

Exforge HCT can increase angina and/or heart attacks.

Interactions

Common drug interactions with Exforge HCT include:

  • Simvastatin
  • Alcohol
  • Cholestyramine
  • Lithium
  • Corticosteroids

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Exforge HCT. 

Storage

Store at 77 ºF. Protect from moisture.

Pharmacist Tips

  • Do not use potassium supplements without first speaking with your doctor when taking Exforge HCT.
  • Exforge HCT is dosed once a day.
  • It can take up to two weeks to see the full blood pressure lowering 

Exforge HCT FAQs

How long does it take for Exforge HCT to work?

It can take up to 2 weeks to see the full benefit of Exforge HCT.

 

Can Exforge HCT cause kidney problems?

Exforge HCT can cause a break down of muscle which can harm the kidneys.

 

What are the side effects of Exforge HCT?

Common side effects of Exforge HCT include dizziness, edema, headache, back pain, and muscle spasm.

 

Can you drink alcohol with Exforge HCT?

It is recommended that you not drink while taking Exforge HCT.

 

Can Exforge cause weight gain?

Exforge can cause edema, which can cause weight gain. If you have sudden weight gain with Exforge, contact your doctor. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Exforge HCT {package insert}. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Co.; 2011.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/022314s011lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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