Aliskiren

Pronounced

"a-lis-KYE-ren"

Common brand names:

Rasilez

Uses

This medication is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Aliskiren works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using aliskiren and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Some foods may decrease how well this drug is absorbed by your body. You may take this medication with or without food, but it is important to choose one way and take this medication the same way with every dose. If you are unclear about how to take this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take with fruit juices (such as apple, grapefruit, or orange) since they may decrease the absorption of this drug.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.

For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 2 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).

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