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How effective is aliskiren?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Aliskiren controls blood pressure as well as many ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and diuretics. Aliskiren does not cause rebound hypertension, the return of high blood pressure when medication is skipped or stopped. Aliskiren can be used alone or with other blood pressure drugs, although some experts do not recommend its use with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers.

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