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  1. 4 different blood pressure meds
    ... also put on norvasc and just recently he was given tekturna . Can all 4 of these b/p meds be given safely? His...

High & Low Blood Pressure board

  1. Atenolol
    ... classes of antihypertensives. There is a new one, Tekturna , a direct renin inhibitor. Perhaps you should ask ... There have been some very positive comments about Tekturna on this board. You might have to spend some time comparing...

  2. Weight gain on Telturna
    ... I've been on Tekturna about six weeks and my weight has gone up eight pounds ... . The Doctor told me that is not due to the Tekturna . He says I am probably eating too much. Has anyone...
    ... That said, I think it's important that you know tekturna has only been on the market since February 07 (if ... you're looking for.....this also means that although tekturna has been tested in serious clinical trials (over 6000...

  3. My Experience with Tekturna HCT
    ... Shane, thank you... my PC dr. gave me samples of the tekturna to try because my blood pressuer is no longer under ... meds. because of this, i am very reluctant in trying tekturna . i have read other reviews of patients using it and...
    ... worth. Whether or not that is going to happen with Tekturna HCT, time will tell. :) FG...
    ... sexual energies. my previous medication before the Tekturna was Lisinopril and Clonidine 0.1 mg. i used these ... after the drink but would not cover the day. I gave Tekturna , 150 mg a try a couple months ago and after trying ... most of the major bp meds on the market unsuccessful, Tekturna has so far worked for me. So be aleart, be conscious ... look for alternatives, but without success until the Tekturna . he was not subscribing to others because he had ... be Gout in my left leg and foot. I then read that Tekturna can cause a Gout reaction. i was having extreme weakness ... high. I am not sure if i will try to return to the Tekturna . if i do, i may cut the 150 mg in half. however...
    ... Shane. It's the first one I've come across that shows Tekturna doesn't work for EVERYONE (I was starting to feel ... the HCTZ and gave me almost two months samples of Tekturna 300 to take at bedtime with the Diovan. The morning ... before starting Tekturna , I measured 147/98. The morning after the first Tekturna ... and let him know how things went. I wanted off the Tekturna , but he said to stay on it. My morning readings ... sometimes three martinis a night. But after starting the Tekturna , I began not feeling well, particularly in the mornings ... associate who was in disagreement with the use of Tekturna this early in its public distribution. He put me ... week later I let my doctor know I was running low on Tekturna and asked if I could go off it. He told me no, he ... I was taking Lipitor, and that can cause too much Tekturna to be in the bloodstream. I was also surprised to ... the doctor had sent an Rx to them for 90 days of the Tekturna 300. I tried without luck to find out why they couldn ... after alcohol intake. In a few days, I will be out of Tekturna and will have to see what happens. I have an appointment ... results. If my BP looks the way it did before the Tekturna , I will refuse to go back on it if he suggests that...
    ... a drug. And we are not alone in our reactions to Tekturna . While it obviously works for some people, I have ... effect at all.) It will be interesting to see how Tekturna plays out in the future. It is so new and so few people...
    ... hypertension. My nephrologist offered a try with Tekturna when it became available, and I loved it. Over ... kidney failure, RLS, apnea, blah blah blah... Tekturna did help me. Just keep close watch over your healthcare...
    ... take to control your blood pressure? Are you still on Tekturna ? I wonder how big a reduction in blood pressure can...
    ... sulfa? It does. Finally, my doctor prescribed Tekturna . Thanks goodness he did. I don't think I could have...
    ... I took Tekturna 150 for 5 weeks , never did a thing!! But I felt ... great. Doc changed me to Tekturna 150 hct. I feel like AWFUL!!! My head is killing ... to 190/110 . So I called, went in, and he tried the tekturna ,,, I really need help here, Im driving my husband...
    ... eyes of BP and kidney specialists. As soon as Tekturna was released, my doctor tried me on it, and it worked...
    ... it? Thanks for your input. It's good to know that Tekturna is an effective treatment option. flowergirl...

  4. Pressure High--Afraid of Meds
    ... the sinus infection and was again asked to take the tekturna for my hypertension. 150 mg daily to be added to ... have cold feet and praying. what i have read of the tekturna , it really scares me, but it may just work for me...
    ... start feeling less congested soon. I am hoping that Tekturna agrees with you. Would you please stay in touch and ... and the ups and downs of treating hypertension with Tekturna ? It is a new drug classs and it will be interesting...

  5. how long does it take for lisinopril to work
    ... bad cough. The Dr. changed it to something else ( Tekturna ) and the cough is gone after 2 weeks and my pressure...

  6. Tekturna????
    ... I took Tekturna combined with hct but it didn't really bring my blood...

  7. 4 different blood pressure meds
    ... also put on norvasc and just recently he was given tekturna . Can all 5 of these b/p meds be given safely? His...
    ... blood glucose control Furosemide and Aliskiren ( tekturna ) - decreased blood concentration of furosemide - peak...

  8. Potassium
    ... people, beerzoids. I hope they listen. ...If Tekturna is as good as shown in the clinical trials, it is ... other immune system problems. I saw the info about tekturna in a major clinic's newsletter when tekturna was first...

  9. Tekturna works for me
    ... from 170/115 to 125/85 in less than three weeks. Tekturna sounds like an interesting new medication. Thanks...
    ... doing well and enjoying your Dash experience! :) Tekturna interests me because of it's novel Neurohormonal blocking ... job. I'm thinking of asking my cardiologist for a Tekturna RX, to try it out. Andy Stein's initial results ... blood pressure and better tolerability, speaks well of Tekturna , albeit it is just one person's experience. It's...
    ... dependent but med free! I did some reading about tekturna when it was first approved by the FDA (last February ... blood pressure and better tolerability, speaks well of Tekturna , albeit it is just one person's experience. Yes...
    ... about your friend. I've decided to hold up on the Tekturna , for a couple of reasons. It's a new medication so ... I want to wait for a while, and Tekturna increases serum potassium. I am on an ace inhibitor...
    ... this month...it's a toughy! Oh that info about tekturna and increased potassium was of interest. Don't remember ... yet. I think it's probably wise not to try the tekturna until it has been tried for a longer period of time...
    ... why I started taking Coreg. Oh that info about tekturna and increased potassium was of interest. Don't remember ... potassium levels? Maybe they don't know yet. Tekturna , Ace Inhibitors, Arbs, and several other heart medications ... difficulties. I think it's probably wise not to try the tekturna until it has been tried for a longer period of time ... thought is that sometimes one runs out of options. If Tekturna is as good as shown in the clinical trials, it is ... the dust settles. I'm still thinking about trying Tekturna , and if I do, I might want to replace my Ace Inhibitor ... with Tekturna . I doesn't know at this point. :) Do hope the coreg...

  10. I want to try Tekturna
    ... I've been on 150mg of Tekturna and .1mg of Clonidine for over a month now and have ... had great results. I take the Tekturna at lunch and the Clonidine at bedtime so that I avoid ... want to consider talking to your doctor about adding Tekturna to your regimen....

  11. A New Blood Pressure Med
    ... finally sent to an Endacronologist he gave samples for Tekturna 150 on the first day blood pressure was 120/68 and...
    ... level. We haven't heard from many people who take Tekturna - well, it IS new....:)....so thanks for sharing!...

  12. Norvasc and neuropathy
    ... connection with this drug, more so than with simvastatin or Tekturna (which I have just begun to take). Most of these drugs...
    ... connection with this drug, more so than with simvastatin or Tekturna (which I have just begun to take). Most of these drugs...
    ... as the production of cholesterol. The good news: Tekturna is safe to take with a statin and amlodipine....hurray...

  13. Tekturna
    ... browinie, i was put on tekturna 150 in march i think, along with diovan160. bp went ... of tests and upping my meds. they put me on 300 mg tekturna and divan and 10mg metoprolol 2xday when i left. ... waht to expect. i don't see anything great in this tekturna . plus my health ins. won't cover it. i writing this...
    ... would too. like i said , i don't see any advantage to tekturna . before i started it, i was on benicar, hct, and...
    ... to try this new class of medicines, whatever class Tekturna is in. I am so hopeful......and grateful out of...
    ... to try this new class of medicines, whatever class Tekturna is in. I am so hopeful......and grateful out of desperatio ... don't feel too well but i'm not sure that's from the tekturna or the diovan. recently i've gone back to hzt which...
    ... Checked again this morning 163/87. I think I will give tekturna a little more time. And yes I can go back on tarka...
    ... goes down a little more. After getting use to the tekturna I feel complety normal, with the Tarka I did feel...
    ... it has been that high was before I went on BP meds. Tekturna does not work ,at least for me. I am back on Tarka ... my BP can get back to normal. To anyone who goes on tekturna my advice is to watch your BP every day. It may work...
    ... t mind me asking, why did you switch from Tarka to Tekturna in the first place? Was is not keeping your blood...
    ... t mind me asking, why did you switch from Tarka to Tekturna in the first place? Was is not keeping your blood ... to make Tarka any longer so I needed to switch to Tekturna . I decided to call the company to complain. They ... need to promote it to the Dr's anymore ( NO GIFTS). Tekturna is a brand new drug (NEW GIFTS) I thought I would...

  14. High Blood Pressure Medications side Side effects??
    ... seconds meds I try out 1. Aspir-low 81 2. tekturna 150mg 3. Enalapril Maleate (Vasotec)10 mg 4.water...
    ... can cause lightheadedness. They are Enalapril and Tekturna . Hctz (if that's the water pill you are on) can cause...
    ... lme, Tekturna is a VERY new drug of a different type. It claims ... sensitivity. A way to test his might be to stop the ACE and Tekturna and double your diuretic and see if that gives you...
    ... 68... 1. Aspir-low 81 for a few months now 2. tekturna 150mg 1 month and 2 days 3. Enalapril Maleate (Vasotec...
    ... he just check my BP and told me to take 300mg of tekturna so far my bp is still around the 150/100 before it...

  15. Digibind- a new b/p drug on the horizon
    ... were used at the highest recommended doses. One was Tekturna (aliskiren), the other Diovan (valsartan). Rennin...

  16. Antihypertensive drugs and allergic reactions
    ... Just 2 months ago NOVARTIS got approval to market TEKTURNA a new type antihypertensive that targets RENIN production...

  17. Tekturna
    ... I'm wondering if you know of anyone who has tried Tekturna ? Do you have any thoughts or opinions on this new...

  18. Brownie2... a question please.
    ... Hi brownie,,, i read where you were also given tekturna . i was wondering if you have tried it yet. i realize ... told me to stop benicar but continue the other 2 with tekturna . i have only taken it for 2 days, stomach was a ... effects. I would appreciate hearing how you do on tekturna and your thoughts about it. Right now, i think we...
    ... 2937363]Hi brownie,,, i read where you were also given tekturna . i was wondering if you have tried it yet. i realize ... told me to stop benicar but continue the other 2 with tekturna . i have only taken it for 2 days, stomach was a ... effects. I would appreciate hearing how you do on tekturna and your thoughts about it. Right now, i think we ... ..stars:) Hi stars I have not started the tekturna yet. I have two weeks left of tarka. I also have 3 ... doc does not think I will need other meds with the tekturna . When I first started on BP meds I had a bad time...
    ... problems again. well, anyway, today is day 4 on tekturna . first 3 days i was slightly nauseated most of day ... waffleing back and forth on what to do, i took the tekturna again and did not take the hct. Bethsheba, i don...
    ... stars13;2942278] ...well, anyway, today is day 4 on tekturna . first 3 days i was slightly nauseated most of day...
    ... killing me again. so thursday, i took benicar/hct tekturna combo and no cardizem. slept like a log, back felt ... not gone but better. yesterday just took benicar/ tekturna , no hct or cardizem. felt great all day, but thismorning ... one that keeps bp down. i'm not having a problem tekturna , still have all the same problems i had before taking...

  19. BP & Symptoms
    ... side effects. my dr. wants to start me on this new tekturna . i'm pretty nervous about starting a brand new drug...
    ... meds. bethsheba , i will let you know about the tekturna . i turned in the script yesterday, but from past experience...
    ... pressure. bethsheba , i will let you know about the tekturna . i turned in the script yesterday, but from past experience...
    ... newsletter, and guess what? It has the latest info on Tekturna (aliskiren is the generic). It does sound promising...
    ... Thanks for the info on Tekturna . I, for one, would be willing to try it. Who knows...

  20. Doc's idea did not work
    ... pill and as of last week they added this new drug , tekturna . I think that the hct pill may be causing me problems ... don't normally get headaches. wonder if it's the tekturna ???????? well, i'm so messed up myself, i realize ... the cardizem alone, or also the hct? do i stop the tekturna ? i just don't know what to do or expect him to do...

  21. Tekturna
    ... I'm assuming that nobody has any experience with Tekturna yet. My Dr. on Thursday gave me 16 week supply ... of Tekturna for when my Tarka runs out . I feel like a lab mouse...
    ... My endroconologist wants to put me on tekturna . i havn't heard from my dr. yet about it. endro...
    ... but he found an elevated renin count. suggested the tekturna . so here i am , with the new med, and my dr. ... sick, so he told me to stop the benicar and add the tekturna and see him in 3 weeks. well, i haven't done it yet...
    ... interfere" with the production of renin, the new drug, Tekturna , is supposed to stop the renin in its tracks, which...
    ... what blows my mind about my dr. wanting me to add tekturna to what i already am on. i want to eliminate , not ... nauseous and with high numbers. 158/99 after taking tekturna and hct a few hrs ago, numbers are now 137/90. i ... little over 2 weeks, i just might postpone taking tekturna till i talk to him again. not sure yet. i think ... another thread that a poster named brownie was given tekturna , think i'll see if he tried it yet. You know, i...
    ... what blows my mind about my dr. wanting me to add tekturna to what i already am on. i want to eliminate , not...
    ... doctor is obviously being well PAID by Novartis to push TEKTURNA on his patients...you are probably one of many. ...
    ... doctor is obviously being well PAID by Novartis to push TEKTURNA on his patients...you are probably one of many. ... tarka will no longer be made.So I will need to go on Tekturna .(read new KICKBACK)he has backed me into a corner...

  22. New drug approved
    ... an article that the FDA approved a new drug called Tekturna to treat hypertension. Tekturna is the first FDA...

Fibromyalgia board

  1. I Dare You...
    ... me such pain. and i am now on a brand new hb med, tekturna ,and diovan for hb. seems to be helping my pressure ... tests. everything was fine, the endo did put me on the tekturna , that's the only thing that came out of this, untill...

  2. newly dx'ed with fibro, and not happy at all.
    ... been put on a brand new drug to lower renin levels, tekturna 300mg and am also on 320mg of diovan. sometimes when...