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What should I know about Exforge HCT before taking it?

Amlodipine valsartan hydrochlorothiazide, also known as Exforge HCT tablets, may cause problems for people who have had a heart attack, or who have congestive heart failure or heart disease. It may also cause problems for people who have kidney or liver disease, diabetes, gout, gallstones, asthma, parathyroid problems, fluid problems, electrolyte problems and systemic lupus erythematosus. If you have any of these conditions, you should make sure you discuss the safety of amlodipine valsartan hydrochlorothiazide tablets with your doctor before taking them. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding, you should most likely avoid this drug, as it may not be safe for your baby. Also, this drug can increase the chances of having blood pressure that falls too low in patients who have recently had surgery, so ask your doctor about its safety if you have had or need to have a surgical procedure. In addition, this drug can cause serious side effects, including allergic reaction. Before you take it, you should be aware of the possible side effects and what to do if they occur.

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