Saturday, April 21, 2012

Blood Pressure Medication alert for Diabetics

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 

David Calder,MD

1 comment:

  1. It takes a lot of effort to get down to the finer prints of those medications. The worst part about being complacent on not knowing these can be fatal and may result in filing of law suits where only lawyers get rich.


Your comments and questions are appreciated. David Calder,MD