Aliskiren Drug Information
If you have hypertension, your healthcare provider may recommend aliskiren hemifumarate (Tekturna®), a drug that has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure in adults. By lowering blood pressure, this medicine helps decrease the risk of related health problems, such as heart disease, strokes, or congestive heart failure. It can be used alone or in combination with other blood pressure medications.
Prior to using aliskiren, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have, such as kidney disease, and any other drugs you are taking. Pregnant women should not take aliskiren. This medication is a renin inhibitor, and products that affect the renin-angiotensin system have been shown to cause serious problems when used during pregnancy.
(For more information on this prescription drug, click Aliskiren. This article explores how this medicine works, discusses its effectiveness, and offers other safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)