Exforge Side Effects

Dizziness, lightheadedness, or tiredness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Dry cough or abdominal/stomach pain may also occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling hands/ankles/feet, fainting, fast heartbeat, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), signs of infection (such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat).

Some people who already have severe heart disease may rarely develop worsening chest pain or a heart attack after starting this medication or increasing the dose. Get medical help right away if you experience: worsening chest pain, symptoms of a heart attack (such as chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • purpura
  • thrombocytopenic disorder
  • leukopenia
  • depersonalization
  • abnormal sexual function
  • depression
  • extrapyramidal disease
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • visual changes
  • conjunctivitis
  • ocular pain
  • tinnitus
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • progressive angina pectoris
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • bradycardia
  • vasculitis
  • hypotension
  • peripheral ischemia
  • gingival hyperplasia
  • xerostomia
  • constipation
  • gynecomastia
  • erythema multiforme
  • pruritus of skin
  • osteoarthritis
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • myalgia
  • cramps
  • drowsy
  • syncope
  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • hyperhidrosis
  • chills
  • tremor
  • hypesthesia
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • peripheral edema
  • flushing
  • anorexia
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • polydipsia
  • epistaxis
  • palpitations
  • dyspnea
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dysphagia
  • flatulence
  • diarrhea
  • increased urinary frequency
  • nocturia
  • hyperglycemia
  • abnormal hepatic function tests
  • nervousness
  • angioedema
  • paresthesia
  • general weakness
  • malaise
  • acute abdominal pain
  • jaundice
  • maculopapular rash
  • pancreatitis
  • dream disorder
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • drug-induced hot flash
  • tachycardia
  • viral infection
  • hyperkalemia
  • thrombocytopenic disorder
  • neutropenic disorder
  • blurred vision
  • vasculitis
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • hypotension
  • pharyngitis
  • upper respiratory infection
  • xerostomia
  • dyspepsia
  • constipation
  • hepatitis
  • renal failure
  • kidney disease with reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • erectile dysfunction
  • bullous dermatitis
  • pruritus of skin
  • alopecia
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • myalgia
  • cramps

Drug Interactions

See also Precautions section.

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: aliskiren, lithium, drugs that may increase the level of potassium in the blood (such as ACE inhibitors including benazepril/lisinopril, birth control pills containing drospirenone).

Some products have ingredients that could raise your blood pressure. Tell your pharmacist what products you are using, and ask how to use them safely (especially cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen).