Exforge (amlodipine / valsartan) and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There are 3 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Exforge (amlodipine / valsartan) which include:
amLODIPine multivitamins with minerals
Moderate Drug Interaction
Using amLODIPine together with multivitamin with minerals can decrease the effects of amLODIPine. Talk with your doctor before using amLODIPine and multivitamin with minerals together. You may need a dose adjustment or need your blood pressure checked more often if you take both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Moderate Food Interaction
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.
GENERALLY AVOID: Moderate-to-high dietary intake of potassium, especially salt substitutes, may increase the risk of hyperkalemia in some patients who are using angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). ARBs can promote hyperkalemia through inhibition of angiotensin II-induced aldosterone secretion. Patients with diabetes, heart failure, dehydration, or renal insufficiency have a greater risk of developing hyperkalemia.
MANAGEMENT: Patients should receive dietary counseling and be advised to not use potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without consulting their physician. If salt substitutes are used concurrently, regular monitoring of serum potassium levels is recommended. Patients should also be advised to seek medical attention if they experience symptoms of hyperkalemia such as weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs.
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- "Product Information. Cozaar (losartan)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
Minor Food Interaction
Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.
Exforge (amlodipine / valsartan) drug interactions
There are 488 drug interactions with Exforge (amlodipine / valsartan)
Exforge (amlodipine / valsartan) disease interactions
There are 12 disease interactions with Exforge (amlodipine / valsartan) which include:
- cardiogenic shock/hypotension
- coronary artery disease
- liver disease
- renal artery stenosis
- renal impairment
- renal/liver disease
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- Drug class: angiotensin II inhibitors with calcium channel blockers
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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