Generic Name(s): aliskiren
Drug Class: Renin inhibitors
Treats: High blood pressure
Tekturna is an anti-hypertensive medication that is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Tekturna works by reducing some substances in the body that are responsible for the narrowing of blood vessels and raising of blood pressure. Tekturna belongs to the renin inhibitors group of medications and helps in reducing renin production to reduce blood pressure.
Tekturna is a blood pressure lowering medicine that is used to treat hypertension. It belongs to a class of drugs known as direct renin inhibitors. Lowering blood pressure helps prevent strokes, kidney problems, and heart attacks.
This medication works by relaxing blood vessels and, enabling blood to flow more easily. There are medications that you are not supposed to take together with Tekturna if you have diabetes such Prinivil, Diovan, Benicar, Accupril, and many others.
Avoid high-fat foods if you choose to take this medication with meals since they can make it harder for your body to absorb it. Conditions such as heavy sweating, heart disease, diarrhea, and dialysis may cause very low blood pressure.