Aliskiren-HCTZ is a prescribed medication used to lower high blood pressure. It combines two different medications and works by preventing the blood vessels from narrowing and reducing blood volume. Due to its combined effects, Aliskiren-HCTZ can cause a greater drop in blood pressure than if either medication is used alone. Common side effects include dizziness, diarrhea, and coughing.
What Is Aliskiren-HCTZ?Aliskiren-HCTZ (Tekturna HCT®) is a prescription medication approved to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It contains two different medications: aliskiren (Tekturna®) and hydrochlorothiazide, also known as HCT or HCTZ.
Aliskiren-HCTZ Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with aliskiren-HCTZ. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of aliskiren-HCTZ include but are not limited to:
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