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Who should not take amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide tablets?

Amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) tablets (brand name Exforge HCT) may not be safe for those who have heart disease or congestive heart failure or who have had a heart attack. It may also be unsafe for those with kidney or liver disease and those who need to have surgery. In most cases, women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant should not take amlodipine-valsartan-HCTZ tablets because of the risk to the fetus. Similarly, this drug has not been proven safe for women who are breast-feeding, as this drug may pass through breast milk to a nursing infant. In addition, those who are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine should not take amlodipine-valsartan-HCTZ.

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