If experiencing Tekturna side effects, consider contacting Mark J. Leeds, a Tekturna side effects lawsuit lawyer. High blood pressure and Tekturna blood pressure medication High blood pressure is one of the most common disorders.
In 2000, its worldwide prevalence in adults was approximately 25%. This increases to over 50% when younger adults are excluded from the analysis. Because of the large number of people that suffer from hypertension, drug companies actively seek new compounds to treat it. Newly developed drugs are patented; therefore, they are much more expensive than generic alternatives and are much more profitable for the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them.
Most blood pressure drugs work by targeting the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), which consists of a family of hormones that regulates blood pressure. Tekturna is one of these drugs. Approved by the FDA in 2007, it was an instant success for Novartis, the pharmaceutical company that developed it. Tekturna was a heralded as a breakthrough compound because it is the first drug that directly inhibits renin, which is produced in the kidney.
Tekturna side effects and problems Although Tekturna can effectively lower blood pressure, it can be dangerous for people who have pre-existing kidney conditions, including diabetes and renal dysfunction. A Novartis-supported trial had to be cancelled when dangerous side effects were reported in diabetics and patients with kidney impairment. In this subset of patients, Tekturna can actually increase hypertension. It may also cause stroke and further kidney dysfunction.
Tekturna recall? Despite the cancelled trial, Tekturna is still on the market. However, industry insiders think that Novartis may have to recall the drug. If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, kidney failure, or other serious health problems, you may want to contact an attorney to discuss your options or file a lawsuit. Consider getting in touch with Tekturna lawyer today. You may be entitled to money compensation for your Tekturna side effects.
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