Valturna Medication Information
Valturna® (aliskiren and valsartan) is a medication approved for treating hypertension in adults. A combination drug, Valturna contains two medications that work in different ways to lower blood pressure: Tekturna® (aliskiren) and Diovan® (valsartan). The product is made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and is not available in generic form.
Some of the most common side effects seen with this medicine include diarrhea, fatigue, and high potassium levels in the blood. However, most people tolerate it well. Before starting treatment, make sure to go over the safety information for Valturna. This medication should not be used by anyone who is allergic to it, or to aliskiren, valsartan, or any of the inactive components in it.
Other precautions and warnings apply to women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. It is generally recommended that pregnant women avoid taking Valturna unless absolutely necessary.
(For more information on this medication, click Valturna. This article offers more details on this drug, including when and how to take it, overdose information, and why Valturna may not be the best choice for everyone.)