Tekturna (Aliskiren) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Aliskiren belongs to the class of medications called direct renin inhibitors. This medication works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years of age or who weigh less than 44 pounds. Tekturna should be taken regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Canadian Pharmacy King is currently offering the brand Tekturna from United Kingdom and Canada manufactured by Novartis. There is no generic available for this medication. Tekturna is available in the strength of 150 mg and 300 mg tablets.
The common side effects may include cough, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness and tiredness. You may be able to reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, by getting up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Signs of kidney problems;
• Symptoms of a high blood level
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Tekturna if you are allergic to Aliskiren or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medication. This medication may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana may make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do anything that requires you to be alert. Limit alcoholic beverages. Tekturna may increase your potassium levels. You should not take Tekturna with fruit juices as they may decrease the absorption of this drug. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.