Medication Monitor

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

Aliskiren, amlodipine, and hydrochlorothiazide

Combo approved for hypertension


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.