A Dose Ranging Study to Compare the Safety and Efficacy of Aliskiren in Patients With High Blood Pressure
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This is a study for people diagnosed with hypertension to compare 3 doses (75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg) of an experimental product, aliskiren in comparison to a placebo. Each patient is in the study for 8 weeks
A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Multicenter Study Comparing an Eight-week Treatment of Aliskiren 75 mg, 150 mg and 300 mg to Placebo in Patients With Essential Hypertension
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Male and female outpatients 18 years of age and older
Patients who are eligible and able to participate in the study
History or evidence of a secondary form of hypertension
History of hypertensive encephalopathy or cerebrovascular accident.
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply