Valturna is available as a tablet that is typically taken once a day. The exact dosage of Valturna your healthcare provider recommends will depend on your medical history, current medications, and other factors. Because food can affect the absorption of Valturna, it's important to take your dose consistently -- either with or without food -- and at the same time each day.
An Introduction to Valturna DosingThe dosage of Valturna® (aliskiren and valsartan) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your high blood pressure
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
In April 2012, it was decided that this medication should no longer be available, due to the risks it poses to people with diabetes or with moderate-to-severe kidney problems. Production will officially cease in July 2012.
Recommended Dosage of Valturna
Valturna is a combination of two medications: aliskiren (Tekturna®) and valsartan (Diovan®). It is usually prescribed when one medication alone does not adequately control blood pressure, or is not predicted to adequately control blood pressure.
It is also a good option for people who are already taking both medications, who may benefit from taking fewer tablets and possibly lower costs by switching to Valturna.
For people not currently taking both Diovan and Tekturna, the recommended starting dose is Valturna 150/160 mg once daily, which contains 150 mg of aliskiren and 160 mg of valsartan.
If you are already taking both Diovan and Tekturna and are switching to Valturna, your healthcare provider will recommend a Valturna dosage based on your current blood pressure and your doses of Diovan and Tekturna.