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.)
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: ArthurSchoenstadt, MD
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Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 8th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2008.
National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed October 7, 2009.
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