What is Amturnide® used for?
Amturnide® is used to treat high blood pressure. It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
How should I take Amturnide®?
This medication comes in tablet form and is typically given once daily with or without food. Make sure to take it the same way every time. For example, always take it with food or always take it without food.
How do I store Amturnide®?
Amturnide® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Amturnide® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Amturnide® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Amturnide® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Amturnide®?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Amturnide® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You are taking any of these drugs: Cyclosporine, dofetilide, or itraconazole.
- You are not able to pass urine.
- You have kidney disease.
- You have high blood sugar (diabetes) or kidney disease and are taking certain drugs for high blood pressure or your heart. Talk with your doctor.
Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how Amturnide® affects you.
To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing stairs.
If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), this medicine may sometimes raise blood sugar. Talk with your doctor about how to keep your blood sugar under control.
Have your blood pressure checked often. Talk with your doctor.
Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Amturnide®.
If you are taking a salt substitute that has potassium, potassium-sparing diuretics, or potassium, talk with your doctor.
If you are on a low-salt or salt-free diet, talk with your doctor.
It is rare, but worse chest pain and heart attack can happen after this medicine is first started or after the dose is raised. The risk may be greater in people who have very bad heart blood vessel disease. Talk with the doctor.
This medicine can cause certain eye problems. If left untreated, this can lead to lasting eyesight loss. If eye problems happen, signs like change in eyesight or eye pain most often happen within hours to weeks of starting Amturnide®. Call your doctor right away if you have these signs.
Talk with your doctor before using OTC products that may raise blood pressure. These include cough or cold drugs, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and some natural products or aids.
Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
If you take cholestyramine or colestipol, talk with your pharmacist about how to take them with this medicine.
Watch for gout attacks.
If you have lupus, Amturnide® can make your lupus active or get worse. Tell your doctor right away if you get any new or worse signs.
Be careful in hot weather or while being active. Drink lots of fluids to stop fluid loss.
Tell your doctor if you have too much sweat, fluid loss, throwing up, or loose stools. This may lead to low blood pressure.
If you are taking lithium, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while you are taking it with this medicine.
If you are 65 or older, use Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine, and hydrochlorothiazide) with care. You could have more side effects.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Amturnide® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Amturnide®. Amturnide® is pregnancy risk category D, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from Amturnide®?
Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in how much urine is passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Signs of fluid and electrolyte problems like mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, a heartbeat that does not feel normal, very bad dizziness or passing out, fast heartbeat, more thirst, seizures, feeling very tired or weak, not hungry, unable to pass urine or change in the amount of urine produced, dry mouth, dry eyes, or very bad upset stomach or throwing up.
- Chest pain that is new or worse.
- Trouble swallowing.
- Swelling in the arms or legs.
- Stiff muscles, shakiness, or muscle movements that are not normal.
A very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Amturnide®?
Amturnide® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Amturnide®?
Amturnide® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Amturnide®?
Amturnide® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Amturnide®.
What is the dose of Amturnide® for an adult?
Dose once-daily. The dosage may be increased after 2 weeks of therapy. The maximum recommended dose of Amturnide® is 300/10/25 mg.
What is the dose of Amturnide® for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Amturnide® available?
Amturnide® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tablet, film coated: aliskiren hemifumarate 150mg, amlodipine besylate 5mg, hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Amturnide®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: October 6, 2017 | Last Modified: October 6, 2017