Valturna Interactions

Valturna Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Valturna is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
ACE Inhibitors
Combining Valturna with an ACE inhibitor may increase your risk of high blood potassium (hyperkalemia), a dangerous problem. If you take these medications together, your healthcare provider should monitor your potassium levels. Combining these medications may also increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) and kidney failure.
 
Amiloride Products (Midamor, Moduretic)
Taking Valturna with amiloride may increase your risk of high blood potassium (hyperkalemia), a dangerous problem. If you take both of these medications, your healthcare provider should monitor your potassium levels.
 
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Combining Valturna with an ARB may increase your risk of high blood potassium (hyperkalemia), a dangerous problem. If you take these medications together, your healthcare provider should monitor your potassium levels.
 
Combining aliskiren (one of the active ingredients in Valturna) with an ARB (like valsartan) may also increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) and kidney failure. Such combinations (such as in Valturna) 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.
 
Atorvastatin Products (Lipitor, Caduet)
Atorvastatin can increase the level of Valturna in the blood by as much as 50 percent. This could increase your risk of Valturna side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Valturna dosage if you start (or stop) taking atorvastatin, although this may not be necessary in many cases.
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