Active Ingredient(s):Aliskiren FDA Approved: * March 5, 2007 Pharm Company: *NOVARTIS PHARMS Category:Blood Pressure
Aliskiren (brand names Tekturna and Rasilez) is the first in a class of drugs called direct renin inhibitors. It is used for essential (primary) hypertension. 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.
In December 2011, Novartis halted a trial of the drug after discovering increased nonfatal stroke, kidney complications, high blood pota...
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