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Tekamlo Side Effects

Generic Name: aliskiren / amlodipine

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug aliskiren / amlodipine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tekamlo.

For the Consumer

Applies to aliskiren / amlodipine: oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, aliskiren / amlodipine may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking aliskiren / amlodipine, check with your doctor immediately:

More common:
  • Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • rapid weight gain
  • tingling of the hands or feet
  • unusual weight gain or loss
Rare
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • cough
  • dark urine
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • headache
  • itching
  • joint or muscle pain
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • rash
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • seizures
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes or skin

Minor Side Effects

Some aliskiren / amlodipine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common:
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • itching skin
  • lack or loss of strength
  • muscle cramps
  • rash
  • stomach discomfort or upset
Incidence not known:
  • Swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to aliskiren / amlodipine: oral tablet

Cardiovascular

Aliskiren:
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypotension

Amlodipine:
Common (1% to 10%): palpitations
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arrhythmia (including ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation), bradycardia, chest pain, hypotension, peripheral ischemia, postural hypotension, tachycardia, vasculitis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Myocardial infarction, angina[Ref]

Dermatologic

Aliskiren:
Common (1% to 10%): Rash
Rare (less than 0.1%): Angioedema (involving the face, hands, or whole body)
Postmarketing reports: Severe cutaneous adverse reactions (including Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis)

Amlodipine:
Common (1% to 10%): Rash, erythematous rash
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Angioedema, erythema multiforme, increased sweating, maculopapular rash, pruritus
Rare (less than 0.1%): Alopecia, dermatitis, skin discoloration, skin dryness, urticaria, lichen planus, telangiectasia[Ref]

Endocrine

Amlodipine:
Postmarketing reports: Gynecomastia[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Aliskiren:
Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux (these side effects appear to be dose related)
Postmarketing reports: Nausea, vomiting

Amlodipine:
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, dysphagia, abdominal pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorexia, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, dyspepsia, flatulence, gingival hyperplasia, pancreatitis, vomiting
Rare (less than 0.1%): Gastritis, increased appetite, loose stools, taste perversion, dysgeusia[Ref]

Genitourinary

Amlodipine:
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Micturition disorder, micturition frequency, nocturia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Dysuria, polyuria[Ref]

Hematologic

Amlodipine:
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Leukopenia, purpura, thrombocytopenia[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Aliskiren:
Frequency not reported: Angioedema (face, hands, and body) with or without respiratory symptoms
Postmarketing reports: Angioedema

Amlodipine:
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Allergic reaction[Ref]

Hepatic

Amlodipine:
Postmarketing reports: Jaundice and hepatic enzyme elevations (mostly consistent with cholestasis or hepatitis)-Some cases were severe enough to require hospitalization[Ref]

Metabolic

Aliskiren:
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Elevated uric acid, gout, renal stones
Postmarketing reports: Peripheral edema

Amlodipine:
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hyperglycemia, thirst, weight loss, weight gain
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Acute porphyria exacerbation
Frequency not reported: New-onset diabetes[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthenia, rigors

Amlodipine:
Common (1% to 10%): Myalgia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arthralgia, arthrosis, muscle cramps
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypertonia, muscle weakness, twitching, ataxia[Ref]

Nervous system

Aliskiren:
Frequency not reported: Headache, dizziness, fatigue, episodes of tonic-clonic seizures with loss of consciousness

Amlodipine:
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness, somnolence
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypoesthesia, paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy, postural dizziness, syncope, tinnitus, tremor
Rare (less than 0.1%): Migraine[Ref]

Ocular

Amlodipine:
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal vision, conjunctivitis, diplopia, eye pain
Rare (less than 0.1%): Abnormal visual accommodation, xerophthalmia[Ref]

Psychiatric

Amlodipine:
Rare (less than 0.1%): Abnormal dreams, anxiety, depersonalization, depression, insomnia, nervousness, agitation, amnesia, apathy[Ref]

Renal

Amlodipine:
Rare (less than 0.1%): Interstitial nephritis[Ref]

Respiratory

Aliskiren:
Frequency not reported: Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, cough

Amlodipine:
Common (1% to 10%): Epistaxis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspnea
Rare (less than 0.1%): Coughing, rhinitis
Postmarketing reports: Pulmonary edema was reported during a study of patients with NYHA Class III or IV heart failure without clinical symptoms or objective evidence of underlying ischemic disease.[Ref]

Other

Rare (less than 0.1%): Parosmia
Frequency not reported: Tinnitus[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Tekamlo (aliskiren-amlodipine)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.

It is possible that some side effects of Tekamlo may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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