Description

Aliskiren is an orally active, non-peptide, potent and selective direct inhibitor of human renin. By inhibiting the enzyme renin, aliskiren inhibits the RAAS at the point of activation, blocking the conversion of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I and decreasing levels of angiotensin I and angiotensin II.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Aliskiren
C Cardiovascular system → C09 Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system → C09X Other agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system → C09XA Renin-inhibitors

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