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BP triple pill OK'd by FDA

Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by Cowboyjim, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Cowboyjim

    Cowboyjim · Well-Known Member

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    Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets for the treatment of high blood pressure. Amturnide combines the only approved direct renin inhibitor worldwide, Tekturna (aliskiren), with the widely used calcium channel blocker amlodipine and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
    http://www.pharmalive.com/News/index.cfm?articleid=752068
    In patients with severely elevated blood pressure, these reductions were greater by 16.3/8.2 mmHg, 9.6/4.8 mmHg, and 11.4/4.9 mmHg respectively.
     
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