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Pronunciation: a-lis-KYE-ren/am-LOE-di-peen/HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide
Generic Name: Aliskiren/Amlodipine/Hydrochlorothiazide
Brand Name: Amturnide

Amturnide may cause birth defects or fetal and newborn death if you take it while you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away.

Amturnide is used for:

Treating high blood pressure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Amturnide is a renin inhibitor, calcium channel blocker, and thiazide diuretic combination. It works by relaxing the blood vessels and helping the kidneys remove fluid from the body.

Do NOT use Amturnide if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Amturnide or to any other sulfonamide medicine (eg, sulfamethoxazole) you have a history of angioedema (swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing or breathing; or hoarseness) caused by treatment with Amturnide you are pregnant you have severe kidney problems or are unable to urinate you are taking cyclosporine, dofetilide, itraconazole, or ketanserin

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Amturnide:

Some medical conditions may interact with Amturnide. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you are a woman of childbearing age if you have a history of angioedema (swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing or breathing; hoarseness), especially when taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (eg, lisinopril) or an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) (eg, losartan) if you have had an allergic reaction to a penicillin antibiotic (eg, amoxicillin) if you are dehydrated, have low blood volume, have swelling or fluid retention, are on a low-salt (sodium) diet, or have high or low blood electrolyte levels (eg, sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium) if you have a history of gallbladder or liver problems, kidney problems (eg, renal artery stenosis, kidney stones), a stroke, a heart attack, seizures, asthma, gout or high blood levels of uric acid, lupus, parathyroid gland problems, low blood pressure, blood vessel problems, or heart problems (eg, heart failure, angina, narrowing of heart blood vessels) if you have diabetes, especially if you are also taking an ACE inhibitor (eg, lisinopril) or an angiotensin receptor blocker (eg, losartan) if you are on dialysis or will be having surgery, or you have recently had nerve surgery if you are taking another medicine for blood pressure or heart problems if you have never taken another medicine for blood pressure

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Amturnide. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

ACE inhibitors (eg, ramipril) or angiotensin receptor blockers (eg, losartan) because the risk of high blood potassium levels may be increased Digoxin, dofetilide, or ketanserin because the risk of irregular heartbeat may be increased Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), atorvastatin, azole antifungals (eg, itraconazole, ketoconazole), barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), cyclosporine, diuretics (eg, furosemide), HIV protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir), narcotic pain relievers (eg, morphine), sildenafil, vasopressin receptor antagonists (eg, tolvaptan), or other medicines for high blood pressure because they may increase the risk of Amturnide's side effects Cholestyramine, colestipol, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen) because they may decrease Amturnide's effectiveness Diazoxide, lithium, potassium-sparing diuretics (eg, triamterene), potassium supplements, or simvastatin because the risk of their side effects and toxic effects may be increased by Amturnide Insulin or other diabetes medicines (eg, glipizide, metformin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Amturnide

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Amturnide may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Amturnide:

Use Amturnide as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

An extra patient leaflet is available with Amturnide. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information. Take Amturnide by mouth with or without food. However, it is important to take it consistently with regard to meals. If you take Amturnide on an empty stomach, always take it on an empty stomach. If you take it with food, always take it with food. Be sure to drink enough liquids while you are taking Amturnide. If you do not, you may become dehydrated, which may increase your risk of low blood pressure. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. Take Amturnide on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Amturnide at the same time each day will help you remember to take it. Continue to take Amturnide even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. If you miss a dose of Amturnide, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Amturnide.

Important safety information: Amturnide may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Amturnide with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Amturnide may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects. Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment. Be sure to take your medicine even if you may not feel "normal." Tell your doctor if you develop any new symptoms. Amturnide may cause a serious side effect called angioedema. Contact your doctor at once if you develop swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing or breathing; or hoarseness. Your doctor may also prescribe a potassium supplement for you. If so, take the potassium supplement exactly as prescribed. Do not start taking additional potassium on your own or change your diet to include more potassium without first checking with your doctor. Check with your doctor before you use a salt substitute or a product that has potassium in it. If you have high blood pressure, do not use nonprescription products that contain stimulants. These products may include diet pills or cold medicines. Contact your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. High-fat meals may decrease the amount of Amturnide that is absorbed into your body. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. Be sure you take Amturnide consistently with regard to meals. If vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating occur, you will need to take care not to become dehydrated. This could increase your risk of low blood pressure. Contact your doctor for instructions. Amturnide may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Amturnide. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time. Diabetes patients - Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine. Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Amturnide before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about all of your blood pressure medicines and how to use them. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any blood pressure medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Lab tests, including blood pressure, kidney function, and blood electrolyte levels, may be performed while you use Amturnide. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. Use Amturnide with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects. Amturnide should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Amturnide may cause birth defects, or fetal or newborn death if you take it while you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. Amturnide is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Amturnide. Possible side effects of Amturnide:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dizziness; headache; mild diarrhea; sore throat; stuffy or runny nose.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); change in the amount of urine produced; chest, jaw, or left arm pain; confusion; eye pain; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); muscle pain, weakness, or cramps; numbness of an arm or leg; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness; severe or persistent stomach pain; shortness of breath; sudden, severe headache or vomiting; sudden, unexplained weight gain; swelling of the feet, ankles, or hands; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual thirst, tiredness, or weakness; vision changes (eg, blurred vision); worsening of angina pain (eg, longer, more often, more severe); yellowing of the eyes or skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Amturnide side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include confusion; fainting; fast or slow heartbeat; flushing; muscle pain, weakness, or cramps; seizures; severe dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness; very dry mouth.

Proper storage of Amturnide:

Store Amturnide at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store in the original container, away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Amturnide out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Amturnide, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Amturnide is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Amturnide. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Amturnide resources Amturnide Side Effects (in more detail)Amturnide Use in Pregnancy & BreastfeedingDrug ImagesAmturnide Drug InteractionsAmturnide Support Group0 Reviews for Amturnide - Add your own review/rating Amturnide Prescribing Information (FDA) Amturnide Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Amturnide Consumer Overview Compare Amturnide with other medications High Blood Pressure


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