What should I know about aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide tablets?

Aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide tablets are harmful to developing fetuses. If this medication is taken while pregnant or if you become pregnant while taking this medication, fetal death could result. It is unknown if aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide are passed through breast milk to a nursing infant, so talk to your doctor before taking this medication while breast-feeding. You should talk to your doctor about your medical history before taking this medication, especially if you have ever had angioedema or are allergic to an ingredient in aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide. You should not take this medication if you have kidney problems or if you are unable to urinate. Talk to your doctor if you experience signs of low blood pressure. This medication can cause symptoms of hypotension such as lightheadedness and dizziness. Consider these effects before driving or operating heavy machinery. Eating high-fat foods can affect the way your body absorbs this medication.

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