Aliskiren/Cyclosporine Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Severe. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects and are usually not taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Cyclosporin may increase the amount of aliskiren in your body.

What might happen:

The amount of aliskiren in your body may increase and cause problems with your kidneys.

What you should do about this interaction:

Make sure that your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

  • 1.Tekturna (aliskiren) US prescribing information. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation November 4, 2016.
  • 2.Rasilez (aliskiren hemifumarate) UK summary of product characteristics. Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. September, 2014.