Tekturna is prescribed to treat high blood pressure. It works by inhibiting renin, an enzyme that causes blood vessels to contract.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Tekturna exactly as prescribed.
Do not use Tekturna if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and stop taking it immediately if you become pregnant.
Before taking Tekturna, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
People with diabetes should not take Tekturna together with other heart or blood pressure medications, including ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II agonists.
Inform your doctor of all other drugs you currently take.
Common side effects of Tekturna include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Why is high blood pressure dangerous?
Over time, high blood pressure causes damage throughout the body, including the blood vessels, heart, brain and kidneys. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in people with undiagnosed high blood pressure.
If my blood pressure is within normal range, can I stop taking Tekturna?
Discontinuing medication will likely cause your blood pressure to increase. Don’t stop taking Tekturna unless directed to do so by your doctor.