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Aliskiren Disease Interactions

There are 3 disease interactions with aliskiren:

Major

Aliskiren (Includes Aliskiren) ↔ Diabetes

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Diabetes Mellitus

The use of aliskiren is contraindicated in patients with diabetes who are receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), as there is an increased risk of renal impairment, hyperkalemia, and hypotension.

Moderate

Aliskiren (Includes Aliskiren) ↔ Hypotension

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Dehydration, Hyponatremia

Symptomatic hypotension may occur after treatment initiation with aliskiren in patients with marked volume depletion, salt depletion, or with combined use of aliskiren and other agents acting on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. It is recommended to correct the volume or salt depletion before administering aliskiren. Close monitoring is recommended.

Moderate

Aliskiren (Includes Aliskiren) ↔ Renal Impairment

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Renal Dysfunction, Congestive Heart Failure, History - Myocardial Infarction

Renal function should be monitored periodically in patients treated with aliskiren, as changes can occur including acute renal failure. Patients on aliskiren whose renal function may depend in part of the RAAS (renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system), such as patients with renal artery stenosis, severe heart failure, or postmyocardial infarction may be at higher risk for developing acute renal failure. Treatment should be discontinued in any patients who develop clinically significant decrease in renal function. Patients with renal impairment should be observed closely. The safety and effectiveness of aliskiren have not been established in patients with severe renal impairment (CrCl < 30 mL/min), as these patients were excluded from clinical trials.

aliskiren drug Interactions

There are 366 drug interactions with aliskiren

aliskiren alcohol/food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with aliskiren

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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