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Tekturna HCT Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
- How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tekturna HCT)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tekturna HCT)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tekturna HCT)?
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 HCT)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, restless feeling, confusion, nausea, vomiting, increased urination, muscle pain or weakness, fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
Avoid taking this medication with a high-fat meal, which can make it harder for your body to absorb hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren, unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and aliskiren (Tekturna HCT)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) 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 barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- cholesterol medication such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid);
- insulin or diabetes medicine you take by mouth; or
- steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Sterapred), methylprednisolone (Medrol), fluticasone (Advair , Flonase, Flovent, Veramyst), beclomethasone (Qvar), budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort, Symbicort), dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), triamcinolone (Nasacort), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and 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 hydrochlorothiazide and 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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