News alert from Medscape 4/20/2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) is warning of possible risk when using blood pressure medications containing aliskirin with ACE Inhibitors and ARBS in patients with Diabetes or kidney impairment.
Aliskiren Is often combined with other medications. Check your Blood Pressure medications and contact your doctor if aliskiren is present in any of your medications. I have listed some of the combinations below.
Aliskiren ( Tekturna )
aliskiren, amlodipine ,hydrochlorothiazide combination ( Amternide )
aliskiren ,amlodipine (Tekamlo )
aliskiren ,valsartan ( Valturna)
Have fun , be Smart , be safe and know the name , contents and why you are taking any