How to Take Aliskiren and valsartan and Dose of Aliskiren and valsartan


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

How to take Aliskiren and valsartan


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

The recommended dose is 150/160 mg or 300/320 mg once daily.
Maximum: 300/320 mg.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in pregnant women and in patients with known hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This combination medication contains renin inhibitor and angiotensin II receptor blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure either alone or with other medications. 

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 blood vessel problems, blood flow problems, heart, liver, kidney disease, gout, gallbladder problems, sugar, stroke, recent heart attack, dehydration, low blood volume, severe allergic reactions, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
It may cause a serious side effect called angioedema with the following symptoms: swelling in the face, ear, neck etc; breathing trouble, fever, difficulty in swallowing, and shock. If it is so consult with your doctor.
Monitor blood pressure, blood electrolyte levels, heart, kidney, and liver functions regularly while taking this medication.
It should not be used in children.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (25C).
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