Recommend Using an ACEI or ARB Instead of Aliskiren (Tekturna)
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.