Tekturna

Active Ingredient(s): Aliskiren
FDA Approved: * March 5, 2007
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS PHARMS
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Tekturna Overview

Aliskiren (trade names Tekturna and Rasilez) is the first in a class of drugs called direct renin inhibitors. It is used for essential (primary) hypertension.[1] While used for high blood pressure, other better studied medications are typically recommended due to concerns of higher side effects and less evidence of benefit.[2] In December 2011, Novartis halted a trial of the drug after discovering increased nonfatal stroke, kidney complications, high blood pota...

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pekturna

High Blood Pressure medication ## problems with this medicines.tekturnabystolic,novasc blood pressure medicines ## Did you mean Tekturna? It contains the active ingredient Aliskiren, it is used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Bossy, what kind of problems are you having with it, or are you just asking about the possible side effects?

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wieght gain

been on tekturna for 2 months and i like them,i take at nite and take lotril during the day, seems like a lot but they work well together, my only problem is since taking tekturna ive gain 8 pounds,diet always the same and work out 5 days a week, want to stay on these pills but dont want the weight gain, anybody having the same problems?my weight was 155 now zoomed up in 3 weeks to 163,not happy ,but blood pressures great! ## Linda, I have the same problem, 5 Kgs (11 pounds) in 7 months. My cardiologist insists that is not for the tekturna but it has been the only change that I got!!! ## That's strange. I started surfing the net to see if anyone else has had the same problem. Recently, noticed rapid gain in weight, particularly in lower stomach. I have been increasingly tired lately...

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Tekturna alternative medicine due to side effects

What is a good alternative medication for tekturna which is working well for black male 63 yrs old experiencing side effects of serious hives, swelling, and itching. ## That sounds like an allergic reaction, which could continue to get worse and become life threatening, so he needs to seek medical treatment. Then, he can discuss the issue with his doctor and they can prescribe an appropriate alternative. Are you sure it's due to the Tekturna? Does he take any other medications?

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Tekturna Alternatives

Have been on Tek for over 3 years in conjunction with lisinopril and HCTZ. would like to find an alternative to Tek in lieu of Novartis AVOID studies. I am not currently considered diabetic but do have on going Blood Sugar issues ## There are many other medications available for treating hypertension, so it will really all depend on what works best for you. Learn more hypertension details here. That link also has a section that covers medications, so you can learn more about the others available and figure out which ones you'd like to discuss with your doctor. Have you tried any others?

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Tekturna/fatigue/wt. gain

I've been on tekturna 3 1/2 years and have had 10 pound weight gain in lower stomach area. In the last two to three months I have begun to experience fatigue/exhaustion and pains in the shins of my legs...checked this medically and it is not shin splints, also some memory loss. Has anyone else experienced the above having been on it for this period of time? ## you should talk to your doctor before stopping any med- Tekturna has been under some skepticism lately and might need to be avoided in certain patients: Tekturna Label Changes, Valturna Market Withdrawal Announced by Novartis ## am fairly sure am having the same exact anomalies as we speak, just don't know what to do about it. Am taking Lisinopril 20 twice a day concurrently with Tek 150 twice a day and HCTZ 25 in the mor...

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Name Of Drugs

Large oval shaped pink pill with NVR on one side and IU on the other side. What is it? ## This is a 300mg Tekturna tablet, which contains the active ingredient Aliskiren, it is used to treat high blood pressure. Side effects may include: nausea, hypotension, dizziness and cough. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with?

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product maker

what pharmaceutical makes texturna ## Tekturna contains the active ingredient Aliskiren and is manufactured by Novartis. This is used to help lower blood pressure. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and dizziness. You can read more on it here: Is there anything else I can help you with?

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teckturna hct

possible side-effects ## Tekturna HCT is used to treat hypertension. From what I was able to gather there is a pretty significant list of possible side effects. Possible side effects include allergic reactions such as: Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Serious side effects may include: Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); easy bruising or bleeding; feeling like you might pass out; urinating less than usual, or not at all; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, unusual thoughts or behavior, and/or seizure (convulsions); or dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, confusion, increased urination, muscl...

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texturna

What are the side effects of this drug,texturna? ## Possible side effects while taking Tekturna are diarrhea. More serious side effects are swelling of the face, lips, eyes, difficulty swallowing, and lightheadedness. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do.

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Tecterna

tecterna 150 mg ## This medication is unavailable in the U.S. and I am sorry to say that other countries do not regulate their prescription drugs as strictly as the FDA does. That said, finding information on them is very difficult, since there are no databases which list them all, like there are for U.S. prescription drugs. The only thing I can suggest is that you try asking your doctor or pharmacist for more information. ## This drug is actually spelled Tekturna, and it is FDA approved earlier this year. If you Google Tekturna there are numerous websites on it.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Aliskiren
  • Capsule, Pellet: 37.5mg
  • Pellets: 37.5mg
  • Tablet: 150mg, 300mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Tekturna: (10 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0485 Tekturna 150 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0486 Tekturna 300 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 50090-1250 Tekturna 300 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-2985 Tekturna 300 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 54569-6274 Tekturna 300 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 54868-5772 Tekturna 150 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-6042 Tekturna 300 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 69189-0485 Tekturna 150 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Avera Mckennan Hospital
  • 70839-150 Tekturna 150 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Noden Pharma USA, Inc.
  • 70839-300 Tekturna 300 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Noden Pharma USA, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Aliskiren or a similar ingredient: (9 results)

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Tekturna/fatigue/wt. gain
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Tekturna alternative medicine due to side effects
What is a good alternative medication for tekturna which is working well for black male 63 yrs old experiencing side eff... 1 reply
Tekturna Alternatives
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side effects of toprol xl and tekturna hct
currently taking 50 mg of toprol xl x 2.. i was taking 25mg for awhile. i was put in the hospital for thurs - mon. they ... 2 replies
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