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
Adult- PO- The maximum recommended dose is 300/10/25 mg.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
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 combination medication contains an anti-hypertensive agent, a calcium channel blocker, and a thiazide diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension).
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 kidney or liver disease, increased eye pressure, lupus, asthma, congestive heart failure, angioedema, chest pain, seizures, coronary artery disease, electrolyte imbalance, urinary obstruction, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Patient may develop with an increased risk of angioedema with the following symptoms: swelling in the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty in swallowing or breathing. If it is so consult with your doctor.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Monitor blood pressure, kidney function, sugar level, and blood electrolyte levels regularly while taking this medication.
Store it at room temperature (25°C). Protect from heat and moisture.