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Revised: 4/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
AMVALO Combination Tablets "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Valsartan
Amlodipine besilate
 Dosage form:
yellowish white tablet, diameter: 8.1 mm, thickness: 3.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
アムバロ配合 「サワイ」, 高血圧症の薬, Amvalo「SAWAI」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a combination tablet combining an angiotensin II-receptor antagonist and a calcium antagonist. It decreases blood pressure by expanding blood vessels through inhibition of vasoconstrictive effects of angiotensin II and blockage of calcium channels to suppress inflow of calcium into cells.
It is usually used to treat hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet at a time, once a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause dizziness or light headedness due to decreased blood pressure. Pay close attention when working at heights or operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice with this medicine, since it may intensify medicinal effects.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash and dizziness. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • swelling of eyelids/lips/tongue, hives, respiratory distress [angioedema]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes [fulminant hepatitis, hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • decreased urine output, edema, headache [renal failure]
  • numbness of limbs or lips, muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs [hyperkalemia]
  • coldness, vomiting, loss of consciousness [shock, syncope, loss of consciousness]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy or medical institution on how to discard the remainder.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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