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Valturna Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
- What are the possible side effects of aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
- What is the most important information I should know about aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
- How should I take aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Valturna)?
- What happens if I overdose (Valturna)?
- What should I avoid while taking aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
- What other drugs will affect aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Valturna)?
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 (Valturna)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include fast or slow heart rate, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of aliskiren and valsartan.
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.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking aliskiren and valsartan, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect aliskiren and valsartan (Valturna)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially other blood pressure medications, or:
- atorvastatin (Lipitor);
- a diuretic (water pill) such as furosemide (Lasix);
- an antibiotic such as ketoconazole (Nizoral) or rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate);
- a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aspirin, 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; or
- salt substitutes that contain potassium.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with aliskiren and valsartan. 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 and valsartan.
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 Valturna Information
- Valturna Drug Interactions Center: aliskiren-valsartan oral
- Valturna Side Effects Center
- Valturna FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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