(PRWEB) December 08, 2012
Tekturna is a drug used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), however it has recently been linked to severe side effects including strokes and kidney problems. Manufactured by Novartis, Tekturna was approved by the FDA in 1997. Since then, Tekturna has been linked to a variety of kidney complications including:
A higher than normal potassium level in the blood. Hyperkalemia can result in toxic levels of potassium, which can be fatal. Initial signs and symptoms include muscle weakness, heart palpitations, and general malaise.
- Acute Renal Failure
Kidneys suddenly stop working to remove waste and balance the salt and water excretion in the body. Signs of kidney failure include lethargy, weakness, shortness of breath, and swelling.
- Other Renal Complications
Depending on the severity, patients may be required to undergo dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant.
People who have been prescribed and are taking Tekturna should be on the lookout for these symptoms, which could be linked to the health issues above.
- Changes in personality or moods
- Blurry or lost vision
- Slurred speech
If you have been prescribed the blood pressure medication Tekturna and are experiencing these symptoms you are encouraged to speak with your doctor immediately. Also, please speak with your doctor before discontinuing use of Tekturna. If you believe that you or one of your loved ones have been injured by Tekturna, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a potential claim. An injury lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of Actos may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions. d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. is working with some of the leading lawyers in the country who are handling these cases. Once again, d’Oliveira & Associates is offering a no win, no fee promise, meaning there is no financial obligation on you unless your claim is successful.
Please contact the law offices of d'Oliveira & Associates, P.C. at 1-800-992-6878 or visit Tekturna Lawyer for a free legal consultation.