4 Sep 2009
Tekturna HCT is contraindicated in pregnancy .
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to aliskiren (Tekturna) or hydrochlorothiazide (Carozide, Diaqua, Ezide HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide, and others), or if you are unable to urinate.
Before using Tekturna HCT, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
low or high levels of potassium in your blood; kidney disease; liver disease; gout; lupus; diabetes; or an allergy to sulfa drugs.
If you have any of these conditions Tekturna isn't really contraindicated but you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category D. This medication can cause harm to an unborn baby. Tekturna HCT may cause injury and even death to the unborn baby if you take it during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Do not use Tekturna HCT without your doctor's consent if you are pregnant. Use an effective form of birth control. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether Tekturna HCT passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
It has drug interactions with several drugs as well. I wasn't sure whether you wanted to know about drug interactions. If you would like to know then please leave a comment and I may be able to help you.
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