• Type: Antihypertensive
  • Dosage Forms: 150mg, 300mg
  • Routes of Administration: Oral
  • Common Trade Names: Tekturna, Rasilez

Adult Dosing


  • 150-300 mg PO qd

Pediatric Dosing

Safety/efficacy not established in pediatric patients

Special Populations

Renal Dosing

  • Adult:
    • CrCl > 30: No adjustment
    • CrCl < 30: Not Definied
    • HD/PD: No Supplement
  • Pediatric: Safety/efficacy not established in pediatric patients

Hepatic Dosing

  • Adult: No adjustment
  • Pediatric: Safety/efficacy not established in pediatric patients


  • Allergy to class/drug
  • Pregnancy

Adverse Reactions




  • Half-life: 24h
  • Metabolism: Liver partially; 3A4 substrate
  • Excretion: Urine (25% unchanged)

Mechanism of Action

  • Decreases plasma renin activity via direct inhibition
  • Interferes with conversion of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I


See Also


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  • Vaidyanathan S, Bigler H, Yeh C, et al, “Pharmacokinetics of the Oral Direct Renin Inhibitor Aliskiren Alone and in Combination with Irbesartan in Renal Impairment,” Clin Pharmacokinet, 2007, 46(8):661-75. [PubMed 17655373]
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