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    Information about Aliskiren

    Aliskiren uses

    Aliskiren is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Decreasing high blood pressure lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.

    How aliskiren works

    Aliskiren is a direct renin inhibitor. It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower blood pressure and allows the heart to pump more efficiently.

    Common side effects of aliskiren

    Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Joint pain, Increased potassium level in blood

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    Expert advice for Aliskiren

    • Your doctor has prescribed Aliskiren to lower your blood pressure.
    • May require regular monitoring of blood potassium levels.
    • Notify your doctor if you have any kidney problem.
    • Notify your doctor if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may cause breathing problem.

    Frequently asked questions for Aliskiren


    Q. Does high blood pressure need to be treated?

    When the blood pressure is high, the heart has to work harder to pump blood throughout the body, which causes damage to the blood vessels. If high blood pressure is not treated, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, and vision problems.

    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 12 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)