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What is aliskiren?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Aliskiren (Tekturna) acts on a kidney enzyme (renin) to reduce angiotensin and aldosterone. These are two hormones that lead to sodium retention and increase blood pressure.

Several products combine aliskiren in a single pill with a drug from another class, such as a diuretic (Tekturna HCT), an angiotensin receptor blocker (Valturna), a calcium channel blocker (Tekamlo), or both a diuretic and a calcium channel blocker (Tarka).

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