Tekturna (aliskiren) is a once-daily pill used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is the first renin inhibitor drug, which works by regulating the renin enzyme in the kidney. This regulat...
ion narrows the blood vessels and removes water from the bloodstream in order to improve circulation. In 2007, the FDA approved Tekturna for sale on the market by Novartis. By 2011, aliskiren products had been prescribed over 2.4 million times to over 451,000 patients in the United States.
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