Combination of
Aliskiren Renin inhibitor
Amlodipine Calcium channel blocker (dihydropyridine)
Clinical data
Trade names Tekamlo
AHFS/ Consumer Drug Information
License data
  • C in first trimester
    D in second and third trimesters
Routes of
ATC code C09XA53 (WHO)
Legal status
Legal status
  • ℞ (Prescription only)
CAS Number 1416233-20-9

The drug combination aliskiren/amlodipine (INNs, trade name Tekamlo) is an antihypertensive. Clinical trials have shown it to be more effective than amlodipine on its own,[1] with a high dosing regime (aliskiren 300 mg/amlodipine 10 mg) being more effective than olmesartan/amlodipine with comparable tolerability.[2]


  1. Pfeiffer, Dietrich; Rennie, Nicola; C. Papst, Cheraz; Zhang, Jack (2012). "Efficacy and Tolerability of Aliskiren/Amlodipine Single-Pill Combinations in Patients who did not Respond Fully to Amlodipine Monotherapy". Current Vascular Pharmacology. 10 (6): 773–780. doi:10.2174/157016112803520945. ISSN 1570-1611.
  2. Axthelm, Christoph; Sieder, Christian; Meister, Franziska; Kaiser, Edelgard (2011). "Efficacy and tolerability of the single-pill combination of aliskiren 300 mg/amlodipine 10 mg in hypertensive patients not controlled by olmesartan 40 mg/amlodipine 10 mg". Current Medical Research and Opinion. 28 (1): 69–78. doi:10.1185/03007995.2011.637914. ISSN 0300-7995.

External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 3/9/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.