Aliskiren-HCTZ: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking aliskiren-HCTZ if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- High cholesterol
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Tekturna HCT and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Tekturna HCT and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Aliskiren-HCTZ to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing Information for Aliskiren-HCTZThe dose of aliskiren-HCTZ 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.
(Click Aliskiren-HCTZ Dosage for more information.)