What is Tekturna prescribed for?
Tekturna is used to treat high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. If someone has high blood pressure, it means that their heart is working harder than it should to pump blood around the body. If this continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This could result in damaged blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys which could result in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. This drug is often used as part of combination therapy to treat high blood pressure.
You can buy Tekturna (Aliskiren) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Tekturna generic alternative available for purchase.
How does Tekturna work?
Tekturna comes as a tablet for oral administration, and contains the active ingredient Aliskiren. It belongs to a class of drugs called direct rennin inhibitors. The Aliskiren dosage in this medication works by blocking rennin, an enzyme that causes blood vessels to tighten. When taken as directed, the blood vessels relax and blood flow is increased, which lowers blood pressure.
Before taking Tekturna, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Tekturna dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Aliskiren dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Tekturna dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Tekturna may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tekturna. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to Diabetes, kidney disease, or severe loss of body water and minerals (dehydration). Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Aliskiren.
Some common Tekturna side effects include:
Dizziness, lightheadedness, cough, diarrhea, or tiredness
Serious Tekturna side effects include: Fainting, symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).
If any side effects of Aliskiren become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Tekturna dosage for your treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.