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This product is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
This product contains 2 medications: aliskiren and amlodipine. Aliskiren is a direct renin inhibitor and amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. They both work to relax the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
These medications are used together when one drug is not controlling your blood pressure. Your doctor may direct you to start taking the individual medications first, and then switch you to this combination product if it is the best dose combination for you.
How to Use This Medication
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking aliskiren/amlodipine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Some foods may decrease how well this drug is absorbed by the body. You may take this medication with or without food, but it is important to choose one way and take this medication the same way with every dose.
Do not take with fruit juices (such as apple, grapefruit, or orange) since they may decrease the absorption of this drug.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
It may take 1 to 2 weeks before you get the full benefit of this medication. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (such as your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).
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