This medicine is regulated in Hong Kong by the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance.
Prescription is required for purchasing this medicine in a registered pharmacy.
Uses and Features
Aliskiren is a newly developed blood pressure lowering drug. It works by inhibiting renin in humans, which is responsible for the production of angiotensin; inhibition of renin is shown to reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.
Aliskiren can be used alone, or in combination with other blood pressure lowering agents.
Registered Brand Name
Aliskiren is registered as Rasilez® in Hong Kong.
It is also registered in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but with the brand name Tekturna®.
Aliskiren is available as film-coated tablets with 2 strengths available:
Do NOT use this medicine if:
Points of Caution in Using the Medicine
Common Side Effects
Incidence of adverse events in Aliskiren treatment is low.
When used in normal dose range, common side effects include:
If these side effects persist, please consult your doctor.
You should also seek medical attention immediately if the following serious adverse events occur:
Interactions with other medicines
Aliskiren may interact wit a number of 18 February, 2009
Furthermore, interaction studies on Aliskiren with food and herbs are lacking.
Time of Administration
Aliskiren should be taken once daily, at the same time everyday. It can be taken with or without food.
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