Common Side Effects
has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to those that occurred in another group of people who took other blood pressure medications
. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group taking other blood pressure medicines
- Swelling or water retention of the hands, ankles, lower legs, or feet -- in up to 7.1 percent of people
- Dizziness -- in up to 3.6 percent
- Headaches -- in up to 3.6 percent
- Common cold symptoms -- in up to 2.6 percent.
You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking aliskiren-amlodipine-hydrochlorothiazide. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.