Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) prescription available online 

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) can help. Get a new prescription or refill from a board-certified doctor online.*

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FDA-approved to treat high blood pressure

Available as a film-coated tablet

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About Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan)

Exforge is considered a combination of a calcium channel blocker (CCB) and angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). Amlodipine works by relaxing your heart and blood vessels, while valsartan prevents blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

Some conditions that Exforge is known to treat include high blood pressure (hypertension). Exforge is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as amlodipine and valsartan, as well as under different brand names.

Exforge is often prescribed as a film-coated tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the dose and formulation that you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Exforge, be sure to complete the full course of the blood pressure medication unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the calcium channel blocker and angiotensin II receptor blocker may not fully treat your high blood pressure.

Exforge uses

There is one FDA-approved uses for Exforge, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online clinician may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your doctor may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

    Exforge is FDA-approved to treat high blood pressure (moderate hypertension). Lowering blood pressure can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor may prescribe Exforge if your blood pressure remains uncontrolled with other blood pressure medications.

Exforge side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Exforge are typically mild. Most Exforge side effects are associated with headaches. Common side effects of Exforge can include:

    • Headache and dizziness

    • Swelling in the hands or feet

    • Cold symptoms, such as stuffy nose, sore throat, and sneezing

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Feeling light-headed, like you might pass out

    • Swelling or rapid weight gain

    • Signs of an electrolyte imbalance

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. It is not known whether Exforge is safe and effective in children under 18.

How to take Exforge

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Exforge prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Exforge can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. Exforge is typically prescribed at a starting dose of 5/160 mg once daily depending on your baseline blood pressure.

Your doctor may recommend a dosage adjustment based on your diastolic blood pressure and systolic blood pressure. Younger and elderly patients may require additional dosage adjustments.

In addition, your doctor will monitor renal function periodically and check your blood pressure while you're on this medication.

What to avoid while taking Exforge

Exforge has 574 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with Exforge include:

  • Diuretics

  • Lithium

  • Vitamins or minerals containing potassium

  • Antifungal medications

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Drinking alcohol while taking Exforge may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure, which can lead to dizziness, fainting, and severe hypertension. Ask your doctor for medical advice before drinking alcohol.

Medication alternatives to Exforge

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest other calcium channel blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, or blood pressure medications in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Exforge prescription FAQs

  • How much does Exforge cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Exforge typically costs around $376 for a supply of thirty 10/160 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as amlodipine/valsartan, may offer an affordable alternative. Our prescription discount card helps members save up to 80% on prescriptions.

  • How can I refill my Exforge prescription?

    To refill your Exforge prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After reviewing your symptoms, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take Exforge?

    To make sure Exforge is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

    • Chronic kidney disease or renal impairment

    • Acute renal failure

    • Renal artery stenosis

    • Acute myocardial infarction

    • Liver disease

    • If you're on a low-salt diet

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Exforge?

    If you miss a dose of Exforge, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Exforge?

    If you've taken too much Exforge, seek emergency medical attention or contact your local poison control center. An overdose of amlodipine and valsartan may cause potentially prolonged systemic hypotension.

  • What is the medication Exforge used for?

    Exforge is prescribed to treat high blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Lowering blood pressure helps reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

  • Is Exforge good for the kidneys?

    In rare cases, Exforge can cause reduced liver function and acute renal failure. Your doctor will regularly monitor your kidneys for normal renal function.

  • Is Exforge a good blood pressure medication?

    Yes, Exforge is an effective blood pressure medication when taken as directed.

  • How long does it take for amlodipine and valsartan to work?

    Amlodipine and valsartan start working within two hours to lower blood pressure. Most patients notice a significant blood pressure reduction within two to four weeks.

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