Like all medicines, Exforge can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some side effects can be serious:
A few patients have experienced these serious side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1,000 patients). If any of the following happen,tell your doctor straight away:
Allergic reaction with symptoms such as rash, itching, swelling of face or lips or tongue, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure (feeling of faintness, light-headedness).
Other possible side effects:
Common (affecting less than 1 in 10 patients): Influenza; blocked nose, sore throat and discomfort when swallowing; headache; swelling of arms, hands, legs, ankles or feet; tiredness; redness and warm feeling of the face and/or neck.
Uncommon (affecting less than 1 in 100 patients): Dizziness; nausea and abdominal pain; dry mouth; drowsiness, tingling or numbness of the hands or feet; vertigo; fast heart beat including palpitations; dizziness on standing up; cough; diarrhoea; constipation; skin rash, redness of the skin; joint swelling, back pain; pain in joints.
Rare (affecting less than 1 in 1,000 patients): Feeling anxious; ringing in the ears (tinnitus); fainting; passing more urine than normal or feeling more of an urge to pass urine; inability to get or maintain an erection; sensation of heaviness; low blood pressure with symptoms such as dizziness, light-headedness; excessive sweating; skin rash all over your body; itching; muscle spasm. If any of these affect you severely, tell your doctor.
Side effects with amlodipine or valsartan alone which can be serious:
These side effects may occur with certain frequencies, which are defined as follows: very common: affects more than 1 user in 10
common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100
uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
very rare: affects less than 1 user in 10,000
not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
Uncommon: Hair loss; change in bowel habits, feeling bloated, indigestion, stomach discomfort after meal; stomach pain, nausea; bleeding, tender or enlarged gums; breathlessness; breast enlargement in men; runny or stuffy nose, sneezing; yellow skin and eyes, nausea, loss of appetite, light-coloured urine; high level of sugar in the blood; inability to achieve or maintain an erection; increased need to pass urine; fever, sore throat or mouth ulcers due to infections; mood swings; muscle pain; sensation of numbness or tingling in fingers and toes; severe upper stomach pain; spontaneous bleeding or bruising; rash, purplish-red spots, fever, itching; swelling mainly of the face and throat; skin reddening, blistering of lips, eyes or mouth, skin peeling.
Rare: Crushing chest pain, irregular heart beat, angina pain.
Very rare: Yellowing of the skin and eyes, changes in the results of some liver function tests; purple skin patches, rash and itching, stiff limbs, trembling hands
ValsartanNot known: Decrease in red blood cells, fever, sore throat or mouth sores due to infections, spontaneous bleeding or bruising, high level of potassium in the blood, abnormal liver test results, decreased renal functions and severely decreased renal functions, swelling mainly of the face and the throat, muscle pain, rash, purplish-red spots, fever, itching, allergic reaction.
If you experience any of these, tell your doctor straight away.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.