Switch Aliskiren to an ACEI or ARB

New evidence will question the role of aliskiren (Tekturna).

This direct renin inhibitor is still struggling to find a niche. It was hoped to be an alternative, or add-on, to an ACEI or ARB.

Aliskiren reduces BP similar to a low-dose ACEI or ARB. But it costs about $180/month...compared to about $10 for a generic ACEI or ARB.

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