A healthcare provider may prescribe Amturnide to help treat high blood pressure in adults. This product is a combination of three different medications, which each work in different ways. These active ingredients help lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels, improving blood flow, and decreasing blood volume. There are no off-label uses for Amturnide at this time.
What Is Amturnide Used For?Amturnide® (aliskiren-amlodipine-hydrochlorothiazide) is a prescription medication approved for treating high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a combination medication that contains hydrochlorothiazide, aliskiren (Tekturna®), and amlodipine (Norvasc®).
While Amturnide is not recommended as the first medication to try when treating high blood pressure, it can be quite effective at treating high blood pressure that has not responded adequately to other medications.
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example, 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
High blood pressure treatment, including medications, can decrease the risk of developing health problems that can occur with long-term hypertension (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). Some of these health problems can include but are not limited to:
However, medications are not a cure for high blood pressure. Exercise and diet are also important for controlling this condition (see High Blood Pressure Diet and Exercise and High Blood Pressure for more information).