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Composition for RASILEZ

Aliskiren(150 mg)

food interaction for RASILEZ

alcohol interaction for RASILEZ

pregnancy interaction for RASILEZ

lactation interaction for RASILEZ

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Rasilez 150 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Rasilez 150 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Aliskiren(150 mg)


Rasilez 150 mg tablet is used either alone or in combination with other drugs for controlling blood pressure in patients who suffer from high blood pressure.

How it works

Rasilez 150 mg tablet belongs to a class of medication called renin inhibitors. It prevents the release of substances which tighten the blood vessels and helping them relax, thereby reducing the blood pressure.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Cough, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Headache, Heartburn, Stomach pain, Fatigue


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Expert advice for RASILEZ

  • You should take aliskiren regularly, without stopping even if you feel well, to keep your high blood pressure under control.
  • You should avoid eating a high fat meal (fried/fast foods) when taking aliskiren with a meal.
  • You should not take aliskiren if you have diabetes and if you are taking medications like itraconazole, cyclosporine, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
  • Inform the doctor if you have a history of heart related disorder, kidney disease or seizures (fits) or if you are on a low salt diet.
  • You may need to monitor your blood pressure often while on aliskiren therapy as it may cause very low blood pressure resulting in vomiting, diarrhea and light-headedness.
  • Aliskiren may cause dizzinesss. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position and do not drive or use any kind of machinery immediately after taking this medication.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking aliskiren as it may increase the side effects of aliskiren.

Frequently asked questions for RASILEZ


Q. Is aliskiren an ACE inhibitor?
No aliskiren is not an ACE inhibitor. It is a renin inhibitor.
Q. Is aliskiren safe and approved by the FDA?
Yes aliskiren is approved by the FDA. It is safe when taken at a dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor.
Q. How does aliskiren reduce blood pressure/ work?
Aliskiren prevents the release of substances which tighten the blood vessels and helping them relax, thereby reducing the blood pressure.
Q. What is aliskiren fumarate?
Aliskiren fumarate is a salt form of aliskiren which is used for treating high blood pressure.
Q. Does aliskiren reduce blood pressure?
Yes aliskiren reduces blood pressure.

Q. Does it cause hair loss?
 It is usually not known to cause hair loss. If any such side effect is observed, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does metformin, lisinopril or amlodipine contain aliskiren?
No. Aliskiren is not present in metformin, lisinopril or amlodipine.


Content on this page was last updated on 21 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)