Drug: Tekamlo (aliskiren and amlodipine)

What is this drug (Tekamlo)? Aliskiren is an anti-hypertensive (blood pressure lowering) medication. It works by decreasing substances in the body that narrow blood vessels and raise blood pressure.Amlodipine is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.The combination of aliskiren and amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).Aliskiren and amlodipine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of this drug (Tekamlo)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • diarrhea;
  • stomach pain, upset stomach; or
  • cough.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect this drug (Tekamlo)? Tell your doctor about all other heart or blood pressure medications you are taking.Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
  • atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin, Juvisync);
  • antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
  • a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
  • salt substitutes that contain potassium; or
  • a diuretic (water pill).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with aliskiren and amlodipine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Tekamlo)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.Overdose symptoms may include rapid heartbeats, severe dizziness, warmth or tingly feeling, and fainting.

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