Amlodipine/Valsartan Tablets come only in the form of a tablet whereby you take by mouth once each day.
It treats hypertension and is a combination of two drugs in a single form
Why it’s used
Amlodipine/valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure.
How it works
Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Also, Amlodipine/Valsartan Tablets work in different ways to relax your blood vessels. Therefore, they help lower your blood pressure. Amlodipine works by relaxing the muscles that tighten and narrow blood vessels. Additionally, Valsartan works by blocking the action of angiotensin II. This is a chemical in your body that causes blood vessels to tighten and narrow. This helps to relax and widen your blood vessels.
More common side effects
swelling of your hands, ankles, or feet
congestion in your nose
head or chest cold
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Finally, serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
Low blood pressure dizziness or feeling faint and chest pain. Also, it can lead to kidney problems.