Zoomed Image
  • Exforge HCT 10mg/160mg/12.5mg Tablets 28's

Exforge HCT 10mg/160mg/12.5mg Tablets 28's

Exforge HCT contains a combination of amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Exforge HCT is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Exforge HCT is usually given after other blood pressure medicines have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
How to use
Usual Adult Dose of Exforge HCT for Hypertension: Initial dose: 1 tablet orally once a day (The dosage may be increased after 2 weeks of therapy. The full blood pressure lowering effect was achieved 2 weeks after being on the maximal dose). Maximum dose: Amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide/valsartan 10 mg/25 mg/320 mg orally once a day.
You should not use Exforge HCT if you are allergic to amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, or valsartan, or if:-you are allergic to any sulfa drug.-you are unable to urinate. If you have diabetes, do not use Exforge HCT together with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine). You may also need to avoid taking Exforge HCT with aliskiren if you have kidney disease. Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using the medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Exforge HCT can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester.