product is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood
pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
product contains 2 medications: amlodipine and valsartan.
They both work by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more
easily. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and valsartan is an
angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
or tiredness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Dry cough or
abdominal/stomach pain may also occur. If any of these effects last or get
worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when
rising from a sitting or lying position.
that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged
that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people
using this medication do not have serious side effects.
your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
swelling hands/ankles/feet, fainting, fast heartbeat, signs of kidney problems
(such as change in the amount of urine), symptoms of a high potassium blood level
(such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), signs of infection
(such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat).
people who already have severe heart disease may rarely develop
worsening chest pain or a heart attack after starting this
medication or increasing the dose. Get medical help right away if you experience:
worsening chest pain, symptoms of a heart attack (such as
chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating).
very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical
help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,
including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects
not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
allergic to either amlodipine or valsartan, or if you have any
other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can
cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical
history, especially of: liver disease, a certain heart valve
condition (aortic stenosis), loss of too much body water and minerals (dehydration).
drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you
more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness
until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your
doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
much sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting may cause you to feel
lightheaded. Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your doctor.
product may increase your potassium levels. Before using
potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products
you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal
adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness and
change in the amount of urine (kidney problems).
medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an
unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. (See also Warning section.)
is unknown if valsartan passes into breast milk. Amlodipine passes
into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.