How to Take Aliskiren and Dose of Aliskiren


Find out how to take Aliskiren (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Aliskiren


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

PO- The usual recommended starting dose is 150 mg once daily. Maximum: 300mg.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with angioedema, pregnancy, who are taking cyclosporine and hypersensitivity.
Do not use aliskiren with angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)in patients with diabetes.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a renin inhibitor, prescribed for hypertension. This medication decreases the substances that lead to increased blood pressure.  It works by decreasing substances in the body that narrow blood vessels and raise blood pressure.

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of gout, heart problems, kidney problems, kidney dialysis, diabetes, stroke, heart attack or kidney transplant, dehydration, low blood volume, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery, get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
It may cause dehydration, excessive sweating, vomiting or diarrhea, which leads to low blood pressure and severe allergic reactions; if it is so consult with your doctor.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at controlled room temperature (25C).

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