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  1. Aliskiren Benefits & Uses
  2. Aliskiren Dosage & How to Take
  3. Aliskiren Side Effects
  4. Aliskiren Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Aliskiren with Other Drugs
  6. Aliskiren Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Aliskiren
  8. Aliskiren Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Aliskiren Benefits & Uses

Aliskiren is used to treat the following -

  1. High Blood Pressure Primary

Aliskiren Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Aliskiren

Aliskiren

Aliskiren Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Aliskiren is used -

  1. Diarrhoea
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Increased Potassium level in Blood
  4. Chills
  5. Cough Mild
  6. Headache Mild
  7. Sneezing
  8. Sore throat
  9. Nasal congestion
  10. Difficulty breathing
  11. Pain or discomfort
  12. Fatigue Mild
  13. Rash
  14. Pharyngitis
  15. Infection
  16. Back Pain Mild
  17. Gout Moderate
  18. Anemia Moderate
  19. Kidney Stones Moderate
  20. Peripheral Edema
  21. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)

Aliskiren Related Warnings

Is the use of Aliskiren safe for pregnant women?

Aliskiren should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Aliskiren safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Aliskiren. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Aliskiren on the Kidneys?

Aliskiren may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Aliskiren on the Liver?

Aliskiren is rarely harmful for the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Aliskiren on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Aliskiren on the heart have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Aliskiren with Other Drugs

Aliskiren should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Perindopril

Amlodipine,Benazepril

    Amlodipine,Valsartan

      Itraconazole

      Captopril

      Hydrochlorothiazide,Olmesartan

        Aliskiren Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Aliskiren unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Angioedema
        2. Hyperkalemia
        3. Diabetes
        4. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
        5. Kidney Disease

        Frequently asked Questions about Aliskiren

        Is this Aliskiren habit forming or addictive?

        Forming a habit of Aliskiren has not been reported.

        No

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        After taking Aliskiren, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Aliskiren can make you drowsy.

        Dangerous

        Is it safe?

        Yes, Aliskiren is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        Aliskiren is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

        No

        Aliskiren Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Aliskiren

        Taking Aliskiren with food does not harm your health.

        Safe

        Interaction between Alcohol and Aliskiren

        It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Aliskiren and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

        Unknown
        This medicine data has been created by -
        Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience

        References

        1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tekturna® (aliskiren)
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 508
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