Valturna Warnings and Precautions

Valturna has been known to cause problems such as low blood pressure and dangerous swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat. Other warnings and precautions with Valturna apply to people with kidney disease, heart problems, or high blood potassium. Women who are pregnant should not take this medication, nor should anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients used to make Valturna.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

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.

 

Prior to taking Valturna® (aliskiren and valsartan), talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver problems, such as liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Heart problems, especially congestive heart failure (CHF) or a recent heart attack
  • High blood potassium (hyperkalemia)
  • Diabetes 
  • Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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