Valturna Side Effects
Generic Name: aliskiren / valsartan
Note: This document contains side effect information about aliskiren / valsartan. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Valturna.
Some side effects of Valturna may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to aliskiren / valsartan: oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, aliskiren / valsartan may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking aliskiren / valsartan:Less common
- Bladder pain
- bloody or cloudy urine
- body aches or pain
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- difficulty breathing
- ear congestion
- frequent urge to urinate
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- joint pain
- loss of appetite
- loss of voice
- lower back or side pain
- muscle aches and pains
- nasal congestion
- runny nose
- sore throat
- trouble sleeping
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Blurred vision
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- irregular heartbeat
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
- shortness of breath
- weakness or heaviness of the legs
Some side effects of aliskiren / valsartan may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
- sensation of spinning
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to aliskiren / valsartan: oral tablet
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary tract infection (1.4%). Genitourinary side effects reported for the aliskiren component have included elevated uric acid (0.4%), gout (0.2%), and renal stones (0.2%). Genitourinary side effects reported for the valsartan component have included impotence.
Nervous system side effects have included fatigue (2.6%) and vertigo (1.1%). Nervous system side effects reported for the aliskiren component have included headache, dizziness, fatigue, cough, and tonic-clonic seizures in two patients, one of which had a history of seizures and the other had no history given.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea (1.4%). Gastrointestinal side effects reported for the aliskiren component have included diarrhea which increased with increasing dosage and was higher in elderly women, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, and gastroesophageal reflux.
Immunologic side effects have included nasopharyngitis (2.6%) and upper respiratory tract infection (1.1%). Immunologic side effects reported for the aliskiren component have included nasopharyngitis and upper respiratory tract infection. There have been postmarketing reports of angioedema requiring airway management and hospitalization associated with aliskiren.
Ocular side effects reported for the aliskiren component have included periorbital edema without respiratory symptoms.
General side effects reported for the aliskiren component have included angioedema (0.06%), and edema involving the face, hands, or whole body (0.4%), and cough (1.1%). General side effects reported for the valsartan component have included cough (2.6%), and angioedema.
Local side effects reported for the aliskiren component have included rash (1%).
Musculoskeletal side effects reported for the aliskiren component have included back pain. Musculoskeletal side effects reported for the valsartan component have included asthenia and muscle cramps.
Psychiatric side effects reported for the valsartan component have included paresthesia.
Respiratory side effects reported for the valsartan component have included sinusitis and pharyngitis.
Hematologic side effects have included small mean decreases from baseline in red blood cell (RBC) count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit in both monotherapy and combination therapy.
Postmarketing hematologic side effects have included increased blood creatinine.
Hepatic side effects have included elevations in blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine (less than 1%).
There have been postmarketing reports of peripheral edema associated with aliskiren.
Postmarketing reports have included severe cutaneous adverse reactions, including Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
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