Who Makes It?
Exforge is made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
How Does Exforge Work?
Exforge contains two medications: amlodipine and valsartan. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker
. It helps to slow down the rate at which calcium
moves into the walls of the blood vessels. This, in turn, helps to relax the blood vessels, which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure
Valsartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers. Angiotensin II is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking angiotensin II, valsartan helps to relax the blood vessels, lowering blood pressure
Effects of Exforge
Exforge has been studied in people with mild-to-moderate high blood pressure
. In these studies, the medication lowered blood pressure more than when either amlodipine or valsartan were used alone.