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Tekturna Blood Pressure Medication: Benefits and Side Effects You Should Know

By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 06:19 PM

Tekturna is a brand name for the blood pressure medication aliskiren.

In general terms, according to Drugs.com, Tekturna inhibits substances in the body responsible for narrowing the blood vessels that ultimately raise blood pressure.

Careful monitoring of blood pressure is usually done by the doctor when Tekturna has been prescribed. Patients may not see their blood pressure controlled for up to two weeks after starting the blood pressure medication, Drugs.com explains.

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So people should continue taking the medication as directed. Some patients take the drug throughout their lives to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Patients might feel well while taking the medication, but they should continue using it because high blood pressure often has no symptoms.

Tekturna is a direct renin inhibitor. The blood pressure drug relaxes blood vessels for improved blood flow. Patients who lower their high blood pressure reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems, says WebMD.

Doctors prescribe Tekturna dosage according to an individual patient’s particular condition. Patients are advised to discuss usage of the blood pressure medication with their physicians to learn which foods and liquids to avoid as they might interfere with the drug’s effectiveness.

High-fat foods and fruit juices could interfere with the absorption of the medication, WebMD reports. A doctor can change medication or readjust the dosage if the patient’s condition doesn’t improve or gets worse.

Common side effects, according to eMedicineHealth, from Tekturna may include:
  • Itching
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tired feeling
  • Back or joint pain or swelling
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
A switch in medication might be prescribed if the side effects of Tekturna become bothersome.

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Certain allergic reactions from the blood pressure medication require immediate medical attention. These reactions include:
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Fainting
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Burning in the eyes
  • Severe skin reactions, such as skin pain, blistering, peeling, or a red or purple skin rash
The blood pressure medication Tekturna should not be used by pregnant women because it may harm unborn babies. Women should also contact their doctor if they become pregnant after Tekturna has been prescribed.

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