Amturnide Drug Interactions

Amturnide Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Amturnide is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
ACE Inhibitors
Combining Amturnide with ACE inhibitors can increase your risk for high potassium levels in your blood (hyperkalemia). Your healthcare provider should check your potassium levels regularly. The hydrochlorothiazide in Amturnide can counteract this effect, since hydrochlorothiazide can cause low potassium levels, so this interaction may be somewhat unpredictable.
 
Combining these medications may also increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) and kidney failure. Amturnide should never be combined with an ACE inhibitor in people with diabetes, because they may have a higher risk for these complications. Also, such combinations are not recommended for people with moderate-to-severe kidney problems.
 
Alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking Amturnide can increase your risk for low blood pressure, especially when sitting or standing up suddenly. Talk to your healthcare provider about drinking alcohol when taking this drug.
 
Amiloride or Amiloride-HCTZ
Amturnide may interact with amiloride. Taking these two medications together increases your risk for high potassium levels (hyperkalemia). However, the hydrochlorothiazide in Amturnide can counteract this effect, since hydrochlorothiazide can cause low potassium levels, so this interaction may be somewhat unpredictable.
 
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Amturnide contains an ARB medication (aliskiren). Combining Amturnide with other ARBs can increase your risk for high potassium levels in your blood (hyperkalemia). Your healthcare provider should check your potassium levels regularly. However, the hydrochlorothiazide in Amturnide can counteract this effect, since hydrochlorothiazide can cause low potassium levels, so this interaction may be somewhat unpredictable.
 
Combining these medications may also increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) and kidney failure. Amturnide should never be combined with an ARB in people with diabetes, because they may have a higher risk for these complications. Also, such combinations are not recommended for people with moderate-to-severe kidney problems.
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