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As reported on the news,does amlodipine and valsartan,cause strokes or heart attacks?

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Rajive Goel 17 Jun 2010

Amlodipine is a drug that is used for treating high blood pressure, certain types of angina, and coronary heart failure. The drug works by slowing down the rate at which calcium moves to your heart and blood vessel walls, allowing better blood flow.

Valsartan is licensed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, as well as to improve survival following a heart attack. It causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure and increase the heart's efficiency. These effects can decrease the risks seen with long-term hypertension, as well as decrease hospitalizations and loss of life with CHF.

The news contraindicates, both meds are for prevention of heart faliure, however your doc./pharmacist could give you more professional information, hope this helps?

pallmall 17 Jun 2010

i already knew what these drugs are used for,but i take them together in an exforge tablet. my question was do they carry an unnecessary risk of some sort of heart failure,as has just been reported that angiotension receptor blockers do. thank you,pallmall.

Rajive Goel 17 Jun 2010

Welcome, I am too on the pressure & heart meds, did never hear of it, if you have some info shall be very obliged to be updated, thanks & take care.

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