Medication Monitor



Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
Notes
January 1, 2011

Aliskiren, amlodipine, and hydrochlorothiazide

(Amturnide—Novartis)
Combo approved for hypertension

Uses:

Treatment of hypertension in patients not controlled on any two individual components

When compared with all dual combinations of its components in a study involving 1,181 patients with moderately to severely elevated blood pressure, the triple-combination tablet reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Amturnide is taken once daily and will be available in five strengths of aliskiren/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide: 150/5/12.5 mg, 300/5/12.5 mg, 300/5/25 mg, 300/10/12.5 mg, and 300/10/25 mg.