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Amlodipine, Valsartan, Hydrochlorothiazide: Oral tablet (10-160-12.5mg)

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Exforge HCT 10-160-12.5mg Tab
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR  |  VDL

What is this Medicine?

AMLODIPINE; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE, HCTZ; VALSARTAN (am LOE di peen; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; val SAR tan) is a combination of a calcium channel blocker, a diuretic, and an angiotensin II antagonist. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.

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Amlodipine Besylate/Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 10mg-160mg-12.5mg Tablet

NDC: 000937810
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hypertension

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Amlodipine Besylate/Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 10mg-160mg-12.5mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Amlodipine Besylate/Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 10mg-160mg-12.5mg Tablet

Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Blood Vessels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gingival Hyperplasia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Painful Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diabetes Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Wrist Nerve Pain Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Diaphoresis Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tiredness Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Night Sweats Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hemorrhoids Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Fats Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
>0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Potassium Level Incidence:
0.4%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
2.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
2.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
5.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
6.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
8.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Amlodipine Besylate/Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 10mg-160mg-12.5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Amlodipine Besylate/Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 10mg-160mg-12.5mg Tablet(Amlodipine Besylate)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Amlodipine Besylate)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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