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Clinical Effects

Previous studies have already demonstrated that the two components of aliskiren/amlodipine can lower blood pressure when used alone. Studies showed that using the two components together provided even great effects on reducing blood pressure.

When and How to Take Aliskiren/Amlodipine

General considerations to keep in mind during treatment with aliskiren/amlodipine include the following:
  • Aliskiren/amlodipine comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once daily.
  • You should try to take this medication consistently either with or without food, since fatty meals may decrease the absorption of it. This is not a problem, as long as you take aliskiren/amlodipine consistently with regard to food.
  • Be sure to take aliskiren/amlodipine at the same time each day in order to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Aliskiren/amlodipine will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of aliskiren/amlodipine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to this drug
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Aliskiren/Amlodipine Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Aliskiren/amlodipine can potentially react with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Aliskiren/Amlodipine).
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