Generic Name(s): amlodipine, valsartan
Drug Class: Calcium Channel Blocker + ARB Combinations
Exforge (amlodipine, valsartan) is a combination drug that is used to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. The drug contains a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine) and an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (valsartan).
Exforge is a medication that contains valsartan and amlodipine. The combination is a drug that is primarily used in the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. Exforge reduces the chances of one getting kidney problems, heart attacks, and aids in the prevention of strokes. Exforge is the best recommendation after patients have tried other blood pressure drugs without achieving best results.
As a calcium channel blocker, Amlodipine’s work is centered in the relaxation of blood vessels and heart muscles. On the other hand, Valsartan, which is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prevents the narrowing of blood vessels. This, in turn, improves the flow of blood inside the vessels thus lowering blood pressure.
Exforge is taken orally and usually once in a day.