Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals | Aliskiren (Medication)
Aliskiren is used to treat essential hypertension (high blood pressure). By essential means, high blood pressure has no obvious cause. Aliskiren controls high blood pressure but does not cure it.
Aliskiren comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. Aliskiren should be taken the same way each time, either always with food or always without food. Take aliskiren at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. ...
Common side effects may include:angioedema; hyperkalemia (particularly when used with ACE inhibitors in diabetic patients); hypotension (particularly in volume-depleted patients); diarrhea and other GI symptoms; headache; dizziness; cough; rash; elevated uric acid, gout, and renal stones;
Uncommon side effects that may occur include:allergic swelling of the face, lips or tongue and difficulty breathing.
A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely. Seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...
Prior to taking aliskiren tell your healthcare provider if you have any type of allergies. If you have diabetes or kidney disease, you may not be able to take aliskiren or if you are also taking any heart or blood pressure medications.
To make sure you can safely take aliskiren, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); heart disease; if you are on a low-salt diet; or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to an ACE inhibitor medication.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...