Aliskiren

Category: Blood Pressure



Aliskiren Overview

Aliskiren (trade names Tekturna and Rasilez) is the first in a class of drugs called direct renin inhibitors. It is used for essential (primary) hypertension.[1] While used for high blood pressure, other better studied medications are typically recommended due to concerns of higher side effects and less evidence of benefit.[2] In December 2011, Novartis halted a trial of the drug after discovering increased nonfatal stroke, kidney complications, high blood pota...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tekturna

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Aliskiren and weight loss

Has anyone experienced increased weight loss when taking this medication, or abdominal pain ## Aliskiren is a direct renin inhibitor used to treat Hypertension. It is not known to cause weight loss, but it is hard to say how any medication is going to affect any given individual. I have been on one for my hypertension that is well known to cause weight gain, but did exactly the opposite to me, so we've had to keep lowering the dosage. As to the abdominal pain, yes, it can cause that, as well as other abdominal disturbances, such as nausea and diarrhea. If it is a severe problem, then you should talk to your doctor as you may need to switch to a different medication. Are there any other questions or comments? ## I am also getting irregular heart beats when I have certain foods like c...

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aliskiren/weight loss

Can aliskiren cause weight loss ## Aliskiren is a direct renin inhibitor used to treat Hypertension. It is not known to cause weight loss, but it is hard to say how any medication is going to affect any given individual. I have been on one for my hypertension that is well known to cause weight gain, but did exactly the opposite to me, so we've had to keep lowering the dosage. Most blood pressure medications cause your body to dispose of a larger amount of fluids, so this could be causing some weight loss, if you are urinating more frequently. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Aliskiren
  • Capsule, Pellet: 37.5mg
  • Pellets: 37.5mg
  • Tablet: 150mg, 300mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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