aliskiren/amlodipine (Discontinued)

Brand and Other Names:Tekamlo
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablet

  • 150mg/5mg
  • 150mg/10mg
  • 300mg/5mg
  • 300mg/10mg

Hypertension

May switch to aliskiren/amlodipine if patient inadequately controlled with aliskiren alone or amlodipine alone (or another dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker); may use as replacement therapy for patients currently maintained on aliskiren and amlodipine

Initial: 150 mg/5 mg PO qDay

If blood pressure remains uncontrolled after 2-4 weeks, may titrate upward as needed, not to exceed 300 mg/10 mg daily

Renal Impairment

<30 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary; use caution (monitor for hyperkalemia or renal dysfunction)

>30 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary

Hepatic Impairment

Use caution; consider lower initial dose; titrate slowly

Administration

High fat meals decrease bioavailability substantially

Safety and efficacy not established

In the short-term controlled clinical trials, 17% of patients treated were ≥65 yr; no overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between these subjects and younger subjects

Aliskiren AUC and Cmax increased by 57% and 28% respectively; no significant effect on clinical efficacy or safety

Amlodipine AUC increased by 40-60% in elderly patients ≥ 65 years and older; consider starting with lowest available dose of amlodipine (5 mg)

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            • azilsartan

              azilsartan decreases effects of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Contraindicated. Comment: Aliskiren use contraindicated with ARBs in patients with diabetes; avoid coadministration with ARBs if GFR. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of ARBS with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • benazepril

              benazepril decreases effects of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Contraindicated. Comment: Aliskiren use contraindicated with ACE-inhibitors in patients with diabetes; avoid coadministration with ACE-inhibitors if GFR. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of ACE-inhibitors with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • candesartan

              candesartan decreases effects of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Contraindicated. Comment: Aliskiren use contraindicated with ARBs in patients with diabetes; avoid coadministration with ARBs if GFR. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of ARBS with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • captopril

              captopril decreases effects of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Contraindicated. Comment: Aliskiren use contraindicated with ACE-inhibitors in patients with diabetes; avoid coadministration with ACE-inhibitors if GFR. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of ACE-inhibitors with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • dantrolene

              dantrolene, amlodipine. Either increases toxicity of the other by Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Contraindicated. Rare incidence of cardiovascular collapse and marked hyperkalemia observed when coadministered; may be higher risk with nondihydropyridine calcium channel blockers.

            • enalapril

              enalapril, aliskiren. Either increases toxicity of the other by Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Contraindicated. Aliskiren use contraindicated with ACEIs in patients with diabetes; avoid coadministration with ACEIs if GFR <60 mL/min; dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

              enalapril decreases effects of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Contraindicated. Comment: Aliskiren use contraindicated with ACE-inhibitors in patients with diabetes; avoid coadministration with ACE-inhibitors if GFR. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of ACE-inhibitors with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            Serious - Use Alternative (24)

            • abametapir

              abametapir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. For 2 weeks after abametapir application, avoid taking drugs that are CYP3A4 substrates. If not feasible, avoid use of abametapir.

            • apalutamide

              apalutamide will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Coadministration of apalutamide, a strong CYP3A4 inducer, with drugs that are CYP3A4 substrates can result in lower exposure to these medications. Avoid or substitute another drug for these medications when possible. Evaluate for loss of therapeutic effect if medication must be coadministered. Adjust dose according to prescribing information if needed.

            • azilsartan

              aliskiren, azilsartan. Either increases toxicity of the other by unspecified interaction mechanism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Coadministration associated with increased risk of non-fatal stroke, renal complications, hyperkalemia, and hypotension.

            • captopril

              aliskiren, captopril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Aliskiren use contraindicated with ACEIs in patients with diabetes. Avoid coadministration with ACEIs if CrCl<60mL/min.

            • chloramphenicol

              chloramphenicol will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • chloroquine

              chloroquine will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • conivaptan

              conivaptan will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Calcium channel blockers with depressant effects on the sinus and AV nodes could potentiate dronedarone's effects on conduction. Give a low dose of calcium channel blockers initially and increase only ECG is reviewed and tolerated.

            • cyclosporine

              cyclosporine will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid concurrent use. Coadministration of 200 mg and 600 mg cyclosporine, with 75 mg aliskiren resulted in an approximately 2.5-fold increase in Cmax and 5-fold increase in AUC of aliskiren

              cyclosporine will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid concurrent use. Coadministration of 200 mg and 600 mg cyclosporine, with 75 mg aliskiren resulted in an approximately 2.5-fold increase in Cmax and 5-fold increase in AUC of aliskiren

            • diltiazem

              diltiazem will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Concomitant use with amlodipine and diltiazem reported an a 60% increase in amlodipine AUC. Monitor increased effects and toxicities (eg, bradycardia, sinus arrest, decreased cardiac output) if amiodarone is concomitantly used with nondihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (ie, diltiazem).

            • enzalutamide

              enzalutamide will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • erdafitinib

              erdafitinib will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. If coadministration unavoidable, separate administration by at least 6 hr before or after administration of P-gp substrates with narrow therapeutic index.

            • fexinidazole

              fexinidazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Fexinidazole inhibits CYP3A4. Coadministration may increase risk for adverse effects of CYP3A4 substrates.

            • idelalisib

              idelalisib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Idelalisib is a strong CYP3A inhibitor; avoid coadministration with sensitive CYP3A substrates

            • itraconazole

              itraconazole will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Consider an alternative with no or minimal potential to inhibit CYP3A4. If concomitant use of strong CYP3A4 inhibitors is unavoidable, closely monitor for respiratory depression and sedation, and consider decreasing alfentanil dose necessary.

            • ivosidenib

              ivosidenib will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid coadministration of sensitive CYP3A4 substrates with ivosidenib or replace with alternate therapies. If coadministration is unavoidable, monitor patients for loss of therapeutic effect of these drugs.

            • lasmiditan

              lasmiditan increases levels of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • lofexidine

              lofexidine, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid coadministration with other drugs that decrease pulse or blood pressure to mitigate risk of excessive bradycardia and hypotension.

            • lonafarnib

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of lonafarnib by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. If coadministration of lonafarnib (a sensitive CYP3A substrate) with weak CYP3A inhibitors is unavoidable, reduce to, or continue lonafarnib at starting dose. Closely monitor for arrhythmias and events (eg, syncope, heart palpitations) since lonafarnib effect on QT interval is unknown.

              lonafarnib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid coadministration with sensitive CYP3A substrates. If coadministration unavoidable, monitor for adverse reactions and reduce CYP3A substrate dose in accordance with product labeling.

            • nifedipine

              nifedipine will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • potassium phosphates, IV

              aliskiren and potassium phosphates, IV both increase serum potassium. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • simvastatin

              amlodipine increases levels of simvastatin by Other (see comment). Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Comment: Benefits of combination therapy should be carefully weighed against the potential risks of combination. Potential for increased risk of myopathy/rhabdomyolysis. Limit simvastatin dose to no more than 20 mg/day when used concurrently.

            • sotorasib

              sotorasib will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. If use is unavoidable, refer to the prescribing information of the P-gp substrate for dosage modifications.

            • tepotinib

              tepotinib will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. If concomitant use unavoidable, reduce the P-gp substrate dosage if recommended in its approved product labeling.

            • voxelotor

              voxelotor will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Voxelotor increases systemic exposure of sensitive CYP3A4 substrates. Avoid coadministration with sensitive CYP3A4 substrates with a narrow therapeutic index. Consider dose reduction of the sensitive CYP3A4 substrate(s) if unable to avoid.

            Monitor Closely (178)

            • acebutolol

              acebutolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • aldesleukin

              aldesleukin increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • alfuzosin

              alfuzosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • amifostine

              amifostine, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Coadministration with blood pressure lowering agents may increase the risk and severity of hypotension associated with amifostine. When amifostine is used at chemotherapeutic doses, withhold blood pressure lowering medications for 24 hr prior to amifostine; if blood pressure lowering medication cannot be withheld, do not administer amifostine.

              amifostine, aliskiren. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Coadministration with blood pressure lowering agents may increase the risk and severity of hypotension associated with amifostine. When amifostine is used at chemotherapeutic doses, withhold blood pressure lowering medications for 24 hr prior to amifostine; if blood pressure lowering medication cannot be withheld, do not administer amifostine.

            • asenapine

              asenapine and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • aspirin

              aspirin will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • aspirin rectal

              aspirin rectal will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • atenolol

              atenolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

            • atogepant

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of atogepant by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • atorvastatin

              atorvastatin will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

              atorvastatin increases levels of aliskiren by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • avanafil

              avanafil increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

              avanafil increases effects of aliskiren by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • avapritinib

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of avapritinib by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • berotralstat

              berotralstat will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor. Monitor or titrate P-gp substrate dose if coadministered.

            • axitinib

              amlodipine increases levels of axitinib by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • belzutifan

              belzutifan will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. If unable to avoid coadministration of belzutifan with sensitive CYP3A4 substrates, consider increasing the sensitive CYP3A4 substrate dose in accordance with its prescribing information.

            • betaxolol

              betaxolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

            • bisoprolol

              bisoprolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

            • bosentan

              bosentan will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Monitor for decreased effects of amlodipine (CYP3A4 substrate) if bosentan is initiated/dose increased. Also, monitor toxicities of amlodipine if bosentan is discontinued/dose decreased.

            • bosutinib

              bosutinib increases levels of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • bretylium

              amlodipine, bretylium. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Each drug may cause hypotension.

            • butabarbital

              butabarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • butalbital

              butalbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium acetate

              calcium acetate decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium carbonate

              calcium carbonate decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium chloride

              calcium chloride decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium citrate

              calcium citrate decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium gluconate

              calcium gluconate decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • canagliflozin

              aliskiren and canagliflozin both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • carbamazepine

              carbamazepine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • carbidopa

              carbidopa increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Therapy with carbidopa, given with or without levodopa or carbidopa-levodopa combination products, is started, dosage adjustment of the antihypertensive drug may be required.

            • carvedilol

              carvedilol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • celecoxib

              celecoxib will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • celiprolol

              celiprolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

            • cenobamate

              cenobamate will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Increase dose of CYP3A4 substrate, as needed, when coadministered with cenobamate.

            • choline magnesium trisalicylate

              choline magnesium trisalicylate will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • clarithromycin

              clarithromycin will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased effect of calcium channel blockers may lead to hypotension, edema, decreased HR, and acute kidney injury due to reduced renal blood flow

            • clevidipine

              amlodipine and clevidipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • cobicistat

              cobicistat will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • crizotinib

              crizotinib increases levels of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

              crizotinib increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Dose reduction may be needed for coadministered drugs that are predominantly metabolized by CYP3A.

            • cyclosporine

              cyclosporine will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              amlodipine increases levels of cyclosporine by unspecified interaction mechanism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. A prospective study in renal transplant recipients averaged a 40% increase in cyclosporine trough levels.

            • diclofenac

              diclofenac will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • dabrafenib

              dabrafenib will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • darunavir

              darunavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • deferasirox

              deferasirox will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • dichlorphenamide

              dichlorphenamide and amlodipine both decrease serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • diflunisal

              diflunisal will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • diltiazem

              amlodipine and diltiazem both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • doxazosin

              doxazosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • dronedarone

              dronedarone will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Calcium channel blockers with depressant effects on the sinus and AV nodes could potentiate dronedarone's effects on conduction. Give a low dose of calcium channel blockers initially and increase only ECG is reviewed and tolerated.

            • efavirenz

              efavirenz will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • elagolix

              elagolix will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Elagolix is a weak-to-moderate CYP3A4 inducer. Monitor CYP3A substrates if coadministered. Consider increasing CYP3A substrate dose if needed.

              elagolix will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • eliglustat

              eliglustat increases levels of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Monitor therapeutic drug concentrations, as indicated, or consider reducing the dosage of the P-gp substrate and titrate to clinical effect.

            • elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir DF

              elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir DF increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Cobicistat is a CYP3A4 inhibitor; contraindicated with CYP3A4 substrates for which elevated plasma concentrations are associated with serious and/or life-threatening events.

            • encorafenib

              encorafenib, amlodipine. affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Encorafenib both inhibits and induces CYP3A4 at clinically relevant plasma concentrations. Coadministration of encorafenib with sensitive CYP3A4 substrates may result in increased toxicity or decreased efficacy of these agents.

            • erythromycin base

              erythromycin base will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              erythromycin base will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • erythromycin ethylsuccinate

              erythromycin ethylsuccinate will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              erythromycin ethylsuccinate will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • erythromycin lactobionate

              erythromycin lactobionate will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              erythromycin lactobionate will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • erythromycin stearate

              erythromycin stearate will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              erythromycin stearate will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • eslicarbazepine acetate

              eslicarbazepine acetate will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • etodolac

              etodolac will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • esmolol

              esmolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

            • fedratinib

              fedratinib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Adjust dose of drugs that are CYP3A4 substrates as necessary.

            • felodipine

              amlodipine and felodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • fenoprofen

              fenoprofen will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • finerenone

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of finerenone by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Monitor serum potassium during initiation and dosage adjustment of either finererone or weak CYP3A4 inhibitors. Adjust finererone dosage as needed.

            • flibanserin

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of flibanserin by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased flibanserin adverse effects may occur if coadministered with multiple weak CYP3A4 inhibitors.

            • fluconazole

              fluconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • flurbiprofen

              flurbiprofen will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • fosamprenavir

              fosamprenavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • fosphenytoin

              fosphenytoin will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • fostamatinib

              fostamatinib will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of fostamatinib may increase concentrations of P-gp substrates. Monitor for toxicities of the P-gp substrate drug that may require dosage reduction when given concurrently with fostamatinib.

            • furosemide

              aliskiren decreases levels of furosemide by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • glecaprevir/pibrentasvir

              glecaprevir/pibrentasvir will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • griseofulvin

              griseofulvin will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ibuprofen

              ibuprofen will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • ibuprofen IV

              ibuprofen IV will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • ibuprofen/famotidine

              ibuprofen/famotidine will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • iloperidone

              iloperidone and amlodipine both increase additive vasodilation. Use Caution/Monitor. Calcium channel blockers with iloperidone may potentiate the hypotensive effects.

            • indomethacin

              indomethacin will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • irbesartan

              irbesartan decreases levels of aliskiren by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • isavuconazonium sulfate

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of isavuconazonium sulfate by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • isradipine

              amlodipine and isradipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • istradefylline

              istradefylline will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor. Istradefylline 40 mg/day increased peak levels and AUC of P-gp substrates in clinical trials. Consider dose reduction of sensitive P-gp substrates.

              istradefylline will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Istradefylline 40 mg/day increased peak levels and AUC of CYP3A4 substrates in clinical trials. This effect was not observed with istradefylline 20 mg/day. Consider dose reduction of sensitive CYP3A4 substrates.

            • itraconazole

              itraconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by Other (see comment). Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. CCBs elicit negative inotropic effects which may be additive to those of itraconazole; additionally, itraconazole can inhibit the metabolism of calcium channel blockers. Monitor for adverse reactions. Concomitant drug dose reduction may be necessary.

            • ivacaftor

              ivacaftor increases levels of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor. Ivacaftor and its M1 metabolite has the potential to inhibit P-gp; may significantly increase systemic exposure to sensitive P-gp substrates with a narrow therapeutic index.

            • ketoconazole

              ketoconazole will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

              ketoconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              ketoconazole will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ketoprofen

              ketoprofen will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • labetalol

              labetalol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • ketorolac

              ketorolac will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • ketorolac intranasal

              ketorolac intranasal will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • lemborexant

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of lemborexant by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Lower nightly dose of lemborexant recommended if coadministered with weak CYP3A4 inhibitors. See drug monograph for specific dosage modification.

            • lesinurad

              lesinurad decreases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • letermovir

              letermovir increases levels of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              letermovir increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • levodopa

              levodopa increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Consider decreasing dosage of antihypertensive agent.

            • lomitapide

              lomitapide increases levels of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Consider reducing dose when used concomitantly with lomitapide.

            • lomitapide

              amlodipine increases levels of lomitapide by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Lomitapide dose should not exceed 30 mg/day.

            • lopinavir

              lopinavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • lorlatinib

              lorlatinib will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • lurasidone

              lurasidone increases effects of amlodipine by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Potential for increased risk of hypotension with concurrent use. Monitor blood pressure and adjust dose of antihypertensive agent as needed.

              lurasidone increases effects of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Potential for increased risk of hypotension with concurrent use. Monitor blood pressure and adjust dose of antihypertensive agent as needed.

            • magnesium supplement

              magnesium supplement, amlodipine. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Calcium channel blockers may increase toxic effects of magnesium; magnesium may increase hypotensive effects of calcium channel blockers.

            • maraviroc

              maraviroc, aliskiren. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of orthostatic hypotension.

            • maraviroc

              maraviroc, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of orthostatic hypotension.

            • meclofenamate

              meclofenamate will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • mefenamic acid

              mefenamic acid will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • mefloquine

              mefloquine increases levels of amlodipine by decreasing metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of arrhythmia.

            • meloxicam

              meloxicam will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • metformin

              amlodipine decreases effects of metformin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Patient should be closely observed for loss of blood glucose control; when drugs are withdrawn from a patient receiving metformin, patient should be observed closely for hypoglycemia.

            • methylphenidate

              methylphenidate will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Methylphenidate may diminish antihypertensive effects. Monitor BP.

            • midazolam intranasal

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of midazolam intranasal by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Coadministration of mild CYP3A4 inhibitors with midazolam intranasal may cause higher midazolam systemic exposure, which may prolong sedation.

            • mifepristone

              mifepristone will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • mitotane

              mitotane decreases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Mitotane is a strong inducer of cytochrome P-4503A4; monitor when coadministered with CYP3A4 substrates for possible dosage adjustments.

            • moxisylyte

              moxisylyte and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nabumetone

              nabumetone will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • nadolol

              nadolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • naproxen

              naproxen will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • nebivolol

              nebivolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

            • nefazodone

              nefazodone will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              nefazodone will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nevirapine

              nevirapine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nitroglycerin rectal

              nitroglycerin rectal, aliskiren. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Observe for possible additive hypotensive effects during concomitant use. .

            • nicardipine

              amlodipine and nicardipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nifedipine

              amlodipine and nifedipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nilotinib

              nilotinib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nisoldipine

              amlodipine and nisoldipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nitroglycerin rectal

              nitroglycerin rectal, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Marked orthostatic hypotension has been reported when calcium channel blockers and organic nitrates were used concomitantly. Observe for possible additive hypotensive effects during concomitant use. .

            • nitroglycerin sublingual

              amlodipine, nitroglycerin sublingual. Either increases toxicity of the other by additive vasodilation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Marked orthostatic hypotension reported with concomitant use.

            • nitroprusside sodium

              amlodipine increases effects of nitroprusside sodium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir & dasabuvir

              ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir & dasabuvir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Decrease dose of calcium channel blocker; dose of amlodipine should be decreased by at least 50%; clinical monitoring of patients is recommended for edema and/or signs and symptoms of hypotension. if such events occur, consider further dose reduction of calcium channel blocker or switching to alternative to calcium channel blocker

              ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir & dasabuvir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by altering metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Decrease dose of calcium channel blocker; dose of amlodipine should be decreased by at least 50%; clinical monitoring of patients is recommended for edema and/or signs and symptoms of hypotension. if such events occur, consider further dose reduction of calcium channel blocker or switching to alternative to calcium channel blocker

            • oxaprozin

              oxaprozin will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • penbutolol

              penbutolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • pentobarbital

              pentobarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • phenobarbital

              phenobarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • phenoxybenzamine

              phenoxybenzamine and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • phentolamine

              phentolamine and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • phenytoin

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of phenytoin by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • pindolol

              pindolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • piroxicam

              piroxicam will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • ponatinib

              ponatinib increases levels of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • posaconazole

              posaconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • potassium citrate/citric acid

              aliskiren and potassium citrate/citric acid both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • prazosin

              prazosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • primidone

              primidone will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • propranolol

              propranolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • quinidine

              quinidine will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ribociclib

              ribociclib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • rifabutin

              rifabutin will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • rifampin

              rifampin will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • rifapentine

              rifapentine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ritonavir

              ritonavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • rucaparib

              rucaparib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Adjust dosage of CYP3A4 substrates, if clinically indicated.

            • salsalate

              salsalate will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • saquinavir

              saquinavir increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Potential for increased toxicity. .

            • sarecycline

              sarecycline will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor. Monitor for toxicities of P-gp substrates that may require dosage reduction when coadministered with P-gp inhibitors.

            • silodosin

              silodosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • sodium sulfate/?magnesium sulfate/potassium chloride

              amlodipine, sodium sulfate/?magnesium sulfate/potassium chloride. Either increases effects of the other by unknown mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Monitor for hypotension or muscle weakness in patients receiving calcium channel blockers with elevated serum magnesium concentrations.

            • sodium sulfate/potassium sulfate/magnesium sulfate

              amlodipine, sodium sulfate/potassium sulfate/magnesium sulfate. Either increases effects of the other by unknown mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Monitor for hypotension or muscle weakness in patients receiving calcium channel blockers with elevated serum magnesium concentrations.

            • sotalol

              sotalol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • St John's Wort

              St John's Wort will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • stiripentol

              stiripentol will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Consider reducing the dose of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) substrates, if adverse reactions are experienced when administered concomitantly with stiripentol.

              stiripentol, amlodipine. affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Stiripentol is a CYP3A4 inhibitor and inducer. Monitor CYP3A4 substrates coadministered with stiripentol for increased or decreased effects. CYP3A4 substrates may require dosage adjustment.

            • sulindac

              sulindac will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • tacrolimus

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of tacrolimus by unspecified interaction mechanism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Adjust dose when appropriate.

            • tadalafil

              tadalafil increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

              tadalafil increases effects of aliskiren by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • tazemetostat

              tazemetostat will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              amlodipine will decrease the level or effect of tazemetostat by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • tolmetin

              tolmetin will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of NSAIDs with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • tecovirimat

              tecovirimat will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Tecovirimat is a weak CYP3A4 inducer. Monitor sensitive CYP3A4 substrates for effectiveness if coadministered.

            • temsirolimus

              amlodipine increases toxicity of temsirolimus by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Combination of mTOR inhibitors with calcium channel blockers increases risk of angioedema.

            • terazosin

              terazosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • timolol

              timolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • tinidazole

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of tinidazole by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • tipranavir

              tipranavir increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Potential for increased toxicity. Tipranavir is used with ritonavir (boosted therapy) which is a potent CYP3A4 inhibitor.

            • trazodone

              trazodone will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • trimagnesium citrate anhydrous

              trimagnesium citrate anhydrous, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Possible additive effect of magnesium and calcium channel blockers on reduction of ionic calcium may increase risk of hypotension or muscle weakness.

            • trimethoprim

              trimethoprim and aliskiren both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor. Trimethoprim decreases urinary potassium excretion. May cause hyperkalemia, particularly with high doses, renal insufficiency, or when combined with other drugs that cause hyperkalemia.

            • tucatinib

              tucatinib will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor. Consider reducing the dosage of P-gp substrates, where minimal concentration changes may lead to serious or life-threatening toxicities.

            • vemurafenib

              vemurafenib increases levels of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • verapamil

              amlodipine and verapamil both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

              verapamil will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Use Caution/Monitor.

              verapamil will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • voclosporin

              voclosporin and aliskiren both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              voclosporin, aliskiren. Either increases toxicity of the other by nephrotoxicity and/or ototoxicity. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Coadministration with drugs associated with nephrotoxicity may increase the risk for acute and/or chronic nephrotoxicity.

            • voriconazole

              voriconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              voriconazole increases levels of amlodipine by decreasing metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • xipamide

              xipamide increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            Minor (66)

            • agrimony

              agrimony increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • amiodarone

              amiodarone will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • amobarbital

              amobarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • aprepitant

              aprepitant will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • armodafinil

              armodafinil will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • artemether/lumefantrine

              artemether/lumefantrine will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              artemether/lumefantrine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • atazanavir

              atazanavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              atazanavir will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • atracurium

              amlodipine increases effects of atracurium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • clarithromycin

              clarithromycin will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              clarithromycin will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • brimonidine

              brimonidine increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • cisatracurium

              amlodipine increases effects of cisatracurium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • conivaptan

              conivaptan will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • cornsilk

              cornsilk increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • darunavir

              darunavir will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • dasatinib

              dasatinib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • dexamethasone

              dexamethasone will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • DHEA, herbal

              DHEA, herbal will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • dronedarone

              dronedarone will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • erythromycin base

              erythromycin base will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • erythromycin ethylsuccinate

              erythromycin ethylsuccinate will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • erythromycin lactobionate

              erythromycin lactobionate will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • erythromycin stearate

              erythromycin stearate will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • eslicarbazepine acetate

              eslicarbazepine acetate will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • etravirine

              etravirine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • fo-ti

              fo-ti increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • forskolin

              forskolin increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • fosamprenavir

              fosamprenavir will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • grapefruit

              grapefruit will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • incobotulinumtoxinA

              amlodipine increases effects of incobotulinumtoxinA by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • indinavir

              indinavir will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • lapatinib

              lapatinib will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • lithium

              amlodipine increases toxicity of lithium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of neurotoxicity.

            • maitake

              maitake increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • metipranolol ophthalmic

              metipranolol ophthalmic increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • modafinil

              modafinil will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • nefazodone

              nefazodone will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • nelfinavir

              nelfinavir will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              nelfinavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • nicardipine

              nicardipine will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • octacosanol

              octacosanol increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • nilotinib

              nilotinib will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • onabotulinumtoxinA

              amlodipine increases effects of onabotulinumtoxinA by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • oxcarbazepine

              oxcarbazepine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • pancuronium

              amlodipine increases effects of pancuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • porfimer

              amlodipine decreases levels of porfimer by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • posaconazole

              posaconazole will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • quinupristin/dalfopristin

              quinupristin/dalfopristin will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • ranolazine

              ranolazine will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • rapacuronium

              amlodipine increases effects of rapacuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • reishi

              reishi increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • rifampin

              rifampin will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • ritonavir

              ritonavir will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              ritonavir will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • rocuronium

              amlodipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • rufinamide

              rufinamide will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • ruxolitinib

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of ruxolitinib by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • secobarbital

              secobarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • shepherd's purse

              shepherd's purse, amlodipine. Other (see comment). Minor/Significance Unknown. Comment: Theoretically, shepherd's purse may interfere with BP control.

            • simvastatin

              simvastatin will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • St John's Wort

              St John's Wort will decrease the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • succinylcholine

              amlodipine increases effects of succinylcholine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • tacrolimus

              tacrolimus will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • tizanidine

              tizanidine increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Risk of hypotension.

            • tolvaptan

              tolvaptan will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • treprostinil

              treprostinil increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • vecuronium

              amlodipine increases effects of vecuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • verteporfin

              amlodipine increases levels of verteporfin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • voriconazole

              voriconazole will increase the level or effect of aliskiren by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

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            Adverse Effects

            Adverse reactions reported with combination product and individual agents

            >10%

            Amlodipine

            • Peripheral edema (2-15%)

            1-10%

            Peripheral edema (6.2-8.9%)

            Aliskiren

            • Diarrhea (2.3%)
            • Cough (1.1%)
            • Increased creatinine kinase (1%)
            • Increased BUN (≤ 7%)
            • Hyperkalemia (≤1%)
            • Rash (1%)

            Amlodipine

            • Flushing (1-5%)
            • Palpitation (1-5%)
            • Dizziness (1-3%)
            • Fatigue (5%)
            • Somnolence (1-2%)
            • Rash (1-2%)
            • Pruritus (1-2%)
            • Male sexual dysfunction (1-2%)
            • Nausea (3%)
            • Dyspepsia (1-2%)
            • Abdominal pain (1-2%)
            • Muscle cramps (1-2%)
            • Dyspnea (1-2%)
            • Weakness (1-2%)

            <1%

            Angioedema

            Increased BUN

            Increased creatinine

            Hyperkalemia

            Hypotension

            Aliskiren

            • Gastroesophageal reflux
            • Periorbital edema
            • Toxic epiderma necrolysis
            • Increased uric acid
            • Severe hypotension
            • Stevens Johnson syndrome

            Amlodipine

            • Abnormal vision
            • Arthralgia
            • Chest pain
            • Abnormal dreams
            • Increased apetite
            • Acute interstitial nephritis
            • Alopecia
            • Conjunctivitis
            • Cough
            • Depression
            • Dysphagia
            • Flatulence

            Postmarketing Reports

            Nausea/vomiting

            Aliskiren

            • Hyponatremia
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            Warnings

            Black Box Warnings

            Discontinue as soon as possible when pregnancy is detected; affects renin-angiotensin system causing oligohydramnios, which may result in fetal injury and/or death

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Pregnancy (2nd and 3rd trimesters; significant risk of fetal and neonatal morbidity/mortality; see Black Box Warnings)

            Concomitant use with ACEIs or ARBs in patients with diabetes mellitus

            Cautions

            Symptomatic hypotension may occur after initiation of treatment in patients with marked volume depletion, patients with salt depletion, or with combined use of aliskiren and other agents acting on the renin-angiotensin– aldosterone system (RAAS); volume or salt depletion should be corrected prior to administration of therapy, or treatment should start under close medical supervision; a transient hypotensive response is not a contraindication to further treatment, which usually can be continued without difficulty once blood pressure has stabilized

            Angioedema of the face, extremities, lips, tongue, glottis and/or larynx has been reported in patients treated with aliskiren and has necessitated hospitalization and intubation; treatment with antihistamines and corticosteroids may not be sufficient to prevent respiratory involvement; prompt administration of subcutaneous epinephrine solution 1:1000 (0.3 mL to 0.5 mL) and measures to ensure a patent airway may be necessary; discontinue therapy immediately in patients who develop anaphylactic reactions or angioedema, and do not readminister

            Increased angina or myocardial infarction with calcium channel blockers may occur upon dosage initiation or increased

            Renal impairment: Decrease in renal function may be anticipated with susceptible individuals

            Titrate slowly in patients with hepatic impairment or heart failure

            Cyclosporine or itraconazole increase aliskiren levels; avoid concomitant use

            Preclinical studies indicate a potential for substantial increase in exposure to aliskiren in pediatric patients

            Patients whose renal function may depend in part on activity of renin-angiotensin– aldosterone system (RAAS; e.g., patients with renal artery stenosis, severe heart failure, postmyocardial infarction or volume depletion) or patients receiving ARB, ACE inhibitors or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), including selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors (COX-2 inhibitors), therapy may be at particular risk of developing acute renal failure; monitor renal function periodically; consider withholding or discontinuing therapy in patients who develop a clinically significant decrease in renal function

            Coadministration with ACE inhibitors or ARBs

            • When aliskiren was prescribed with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in the ALTITUDE study, an increased incidence of nonfatal stroke, renal complications, hyperkalemia, and hypotension was observed after 18-24 months
            • The ALTITUDE trial included patients with hypertension plus type 2 diabetes and renal impairment who were at high risk of cardiovascular and renal events
            • Coadministration of aliskiren with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients with diabetes or kidney (renal) impairment; their use is contraindicated in patients with diabetes
            • Avoid coadministration of aliskiren with ARBs or ACEIs in moderate to severe renal impairment (ie, GFR <60 mL/min)
            • Hyperkalemia: Increases in serum potassium >5.5 mEq/L were infrequent with aliskiren (0.9% compared to 0.6% with placebo); however, when used in combination with an ACE inhibitor in a diabetic population, increases in serum potassium were more frequent (5.5%)
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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy

            Hypertension in pregnancy increases maternal risk for pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, premature delivery, and delivery complications (e.g., need for cesarean section, and post-partum hemorrhage); hypertension increases fetal risk for intrauterine growth restriction and intrauterine death; pregnant women with hypertension should be carefully monitored and managed accordingly

            Use of drugs that act on renin-angiotensin system in second and third trimesters of pregnancy can result in reduced fetal renal function leading to anuria and renal failure, oligohydramnios, fetal lung hypoplasia and skeletal deformations, including skull hypoplasia, hypotension, and death

            In patients taking the combination drug during pregnancy, perform serial ultrasound examinations to assess intra-amniotic environment; fetal testing may be appropriate, based on the week of gestation; patients and physicians should be aware, however, that oligohydramnios may not appear until after the fetus has sustained irreversible injury; closely observe infants with histories of in utero exposure to the drug combination for hypotension, oliguria, and hyperkalemia; if oliguria or hypotension occur in neonates with a history of in utero exposure to the drug combination, support blood pressure and renal perfusion; exchange transfusions or dialysis may be required as a means of reversing hypotension and substituting for disordered renal function

            Lactation

            There is no information regarding the presence in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production; limited published studies report that amlodipine is present in human milk; however, there is insufficient information to determine effects of amlodipine on the breastfed infant; there is no available information on effects of amlodipine on milk production; because of potential for serious adverse reactions, including hypotension, hyperkalemia and renal impairment in nursing infants, advise a nursing woman that breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment

            Pregnancy Categories

            A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA: Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Aliskiren: Renin inhibitor; blocks effect of increased renin levels, thereby decreasing feedback loop and reducing plasma renin activity, angiotensin I, and angiotensin II

            Amlodipine: Calcium channel blocker; inhibits extracellular Ca ions across the membranes of myocardial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells, resulting in inhibition of cardiac and vascular smooth muscle contraction; this action causes dilation of the main coronary and systemic arteries

            Pharmacokinetics

            Aliskiren

            • Onset: Within 2 weeks
            • Bioavailability: 3%
            • Peak Plasma Time: 1-3 hr
            • Metabolism: Metabolized by CYP3A4
            • Half-Life: 24 hr
            • Excretion: Urine (25% as parent compound in urine)

            Amlodipine

            • Duration: 24 hr (antihypertensive effects)
            • Vd: 21 L/kg
            • Bioavailability: 64-90%
            • Half-life: 30-50 hr
            • Metabolism: Liver (>90%)
            • Protein binding: 93-98%
            • Peak plasma time: 6-12 hr
            • Excretion: Urine (70%)
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