Your healthcare provider will follow certain guidelines when determining your aliskiren-HCTZ dosage. Factors that may affect your dose include other medical conditions you have, other medications you are taking, and how you respond to aliskiren-HCTZ. It can take two to four weeks to see the full effects of this drug, at which time the aliskiren-HCTZ dosage may be increased, if necessary.
Aliskiren-HCTZ Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of aliskiren-HCTZ (Tekturna HCT®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to aliskiren-HCTZ
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Aliskiren-HCTZ Dosage for High Blood PressureAliskiren-HCTZ is a combination medication, containing aliskiren (Tekturna®) and hydrochlorothiazide (also known as HCT or HCTZ). Your healthcare provider will determine the best aliskiren-HCTZ dose based on the dose of your current medications and on your current blood pressure.
For people who are not currently taking aliskiren or hydrochlorothiazide, the recommended starting dosage is aliskiren-HCTZ 150/12.5 mg once daily.
If you are switching from either aliskiren or HCTZ, any strength of aliskiren-HCTZ will lower your blood pressure more than just aliskiren or hydrochlorothiazide alone, regardless of the dose. Your healthcare provider should wait at least two to four weeks before increasing your dose, as it takes time to see the full effects of aliskiren-HCTZ on your blood pressure.