Exforge is a combination of Amlodipine and Valsartin. A calcium channel blocker and ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure. Possible side affects include indigestion as well as numbness and tingling of the extremities (feet and hands). I would call your doctor to describe these side affects so that he/she can assess the severity to determine if the medication needs to be stopped and changed to something else. Do not stop the medication without consulting your doctor as your mother could rebound to a very high blood pressure
Bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
rapid weight gain
tingling of hands or feet
unusual weight gain or loss
Body aches or pain
difficulty in breathing
loss of voice
stuffy or runny nose
unusual tiredness or weakness
Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate it. She saw the doctor today and he told her to stop the iron supplement and gave her prevacid to see if it is due a stomach problem. Today she took prevacid and ate again. Tonight, she is again after eating having the same problems. We checked her blood pressure right now, it came out very low 80/60. Is this good because the drug is working ? or bad and should the drug dosage be reduced ? or is this a sign of her actually getting better and be able to be off the drug ?
Also She has been on Exforge for awhile, maybe couple of month without this side effect, why is it showing this side effect all of the sudden ? Sorry for all the question. Thank You
Its less likely that the side affect would occur after some time however it is possible. your doctor will determine that. Her blood pressure of 80/60 is low and if its accurate your doctor will determine if her med needs adjusted.