Information about Aliskiren and valsartan
Generic Name : Aliskiren and valsartan
Pronunciation : a-lis-KYE-ren/val-SAR-tan
Latest prescription information about Aliskiren and valsartan. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5
Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives
Trade Names/Brand Names of Aliskiren and valsartan
Why is Aliskiren and valsartan Prescribed? (Indications)
Aliskiren and valsartan combination is prescribed for reducing high blood pressure or hypertension which damages heart, kidneys and the blood vessels. Aliskiren is a renin inhibitor, and valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker.
When should Aliskiren and valsartan not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in pregnant women and in patients with known hypersensitivity.
What is the dosage of Aliskiren and valsartan?
The recommended dose is 150/160 mg or 300/320 mg once daily.
Maximum: 300/320 mg.
How should Aliskiren and valsartan be taken?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Aliskiren and valsartan?
• 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.
What are the side effects of Aliskiren and valsartan?
• Most Common :
Shock and low blood pressure.
• Genitourinary :
Bladder pain, bloody or cloudy urine, painful urination and urine urgency.
• Respiratory :
Cough, difficulty in breathing, runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing.
• General :
Body pain, chills, fever, shivering, general discomfort, headache, and tiredness.
• Gastrointestinal :
Diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
• ENT :
Ear congestion and loss of voice.
• Musculoskeletal :
Joint pain, lower back pain and muscle pain.
What are the other precautions for Aliskiren and valsartan?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Aliskiren and valsartan?
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
Last Updated : Jul 2018