A 77-year-old male asked:
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hypercalcemia(5.8-6.5).a doctor asked to replace exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) by amlor.other doctor said exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) doesnt increase potassium.does exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) cause hypercalcemia?

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Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
Read the label: B"sd as far as meds thiazide diuretics decrease urine and increase blood calcium. exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) (amlodipine valsartan hydrochlorothiazide tablets) - has thiazide, plain exforge (amlodipine valsartan tablets) does not cause it to my knowledge. In any case, HCT causes mild hypercalcemia - should not bring on confusion etc unless other issues with low sodium etc. glad to discuss details and diabetes
Answered on Mar 6, 2016

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