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Aliskiren is licensed to treat high blood pressure and works by preventing certain enzymes from narrowing the blood vessels. It can be used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. The drug comes in tablet form, and is generally taken once a day. Possible side effects include coughing, diarrhea, and a rash.

What Is Aliskiren?

Aliskiren hemifumarate (Tekturna®) is a prescription medication approved to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It can be used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. Aliskiren is the first medication in its class.
(Click What Is Aliskiren Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Possible Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with aliskiren. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of aliskiren include, but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Aliskiren to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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