HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOMS CAUSES DIET & TREATMENT

Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist

 

Role of TEKTURNA in controling High blood Pressure

Role of TEKTURNA in controling High blood Pressure, side effects of tekturna, Renin Inhibitor medicine.

Role of TEKTURNA in controling High blood Pressure

More than 1 out of 3 people being treated with high blood pressure medicine still have numbers that are too high. If your blood pressure is uncontrolled, you may benefit from prescription TEKTURNA new medicine for hypertension. To understand how TEKTURNA works, one should know about an enzyme in our body called renin.

What is Renin and the Renin System.
Renin is an enzyme produced in the kidneys, may contribute to high blood pressure. It plays a role in blood pressure rising and falling. Renin starts a chemical process that narrows (contriction) blood vessels. In some people, the renin system is inappropriately activated.

 

TEKTURNA directly targets renin system.(Renin Inhibitor)



This new treatment may help lower your blood pressure by targeting an enzyme in your body called renin, which may contribute to high blood pressure. By inhibiting renin, TEKTURNA helps reduces the beginning of a process that may raise blood pressure.  TEKTURNA works well in helping lower your blood pressure closer to 120/80 mm Hg, a normal blood pressure for most adults. you can take it in a convenient once-daily dose. National guideline recommends treatment with medication for people with uncontrolled hypertension (140/90 mm Hg or higher) after making proper lifestyle changes.

Tekturna is a prescription medication for adults used to treat hypertension. It can be used alone or as combination therapy . Tekturna has not been adequately studied in combination with the maximum doses of a class of medications called ACE inhibitors.

Important Considerations
IMPORTANT WARNING: If you get pregnant, stop taking Tekturna or any ACE inhibitor and call your doctor right away. Tekturna may harm an unborn baby, causing injury and even death. If you plan to become pregnant, talk to your doctor about other treatment options before taking Tekturna.

Do not take Tekturna if you are allergic to this product.

If you develop an allergic reaction involving swelling of the throat or tongue face, lips which may cause difficulty in breathing and swallowing, stop taking Tekturna and contact your doctor immediately.

Your blood pressure may get too low if you also take water pills like diuretics, are on a low-salt diet, get dialysis treatments, have heart problems or get sick with vomiting or diarrhea. Lie down if you feel faint or dizzy. Call your doctor right away.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including whether you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breast-feeding, or have kidney problems.

In clinical studies, the most common side effect experienced by more patients taking Tekturna was diarrhea. Other less common reactions to Tekturna include rash and cough.

 



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