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Tekturna Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is aliskiren (Tekturna)?
- What are the possible side effects of aliskiren (Tekturna)?
- What is the most important information I should know about aliskiren (Tekturna)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking aliskiren (Tekturna)?
- How should I take aliskiren (Tekturna)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tekturna)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tekturna)?
- What should I avoid while taking aliskiren (Tekturna)?
- What other drugs will affect aliskiren (Tekturna)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tekturna)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Tekturna)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling light-headed or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking aliskiren (Tekturna)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of aliskiren.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking aliskiren, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect aliskiren (Tekturna)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- atorvastatin (Lipitor);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- furosemide (Lasix);
- antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
- salt substitutes that contain potassium; or
- a diuretic (water pill).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with aliskiren. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about aliskiren.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Tekturna Information
- Tekturna Drug Interactions Center: aliskiren oral
- Tekturna Side Effects Center
- Tekturna Overview including Precautions
- Tekturna FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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