Generic Tekturna HCT
There are currently no generic versions of Tekturna HCT (aliskiren-HCTZ) available. One of the medications in the drug is still protected by a patent, which prevents generic Tekturna HCT from being manufactured. This patent is set to expire in April 2015, which is the earliest possible date that a generic version could become available. However, lawsuits or patents for specific uses of Tekturna HCT could extend that date.
Generic Tekturna HCT: An OverviewTekturna HCT® (aliskiren-HCTZ) is a prescription medication approved to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It contains two different medications: aliskiren (Tekturna®) and hydrochlorothiazide (also known as HCTZ or HCT). Hydrochlorothiazide is classified as a diuretic, while aliskiren is classified as a renin inhibitor.
Tekturna HCT is made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. It is currently under the protection of a patent that prevents any generic Tekturna HCT from being manufactured in the United States.