Atacand Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions
GENERIC NAME(S): Candesartan
Atacand or Candesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Reducing hypertension helps prevent stroke, heart attack and kidney problems. Atacand is related to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that the blood flows more easily.
Atacand is also used to treat heart failure.
Due to the increased risk of side effects, this drug is not recommended for use in children under 1 year.
How To Use Atacand
If you start taking Atacand or Candesartan and get refills every time, before you are available from your pharmacist, please read the Patient Information Letter. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Directly take Atacand by mouth or by your doctor at the meal, usually daily or twice daily.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and treatment response. In children, dosage is also based on weight.
Use Atacand regularly to get the most benefit. To help you remember, take it every day at the same time. It is important to continue taking this medicine even if you feel OK. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. For the treatment of hypertension, you can take up to 6 weeks before getting the full benefit of this medication.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse (such as your blood pressure readings are high or increased).
There may be dizziness, fatigue, or illiteracy in your body as a drug adjustment. There may be sore throat or sore throat. If any of these effects persists or worsens, then tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lighthouse, slowly rise while sitting or lying down from the position of lying.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Atacand because he or she has decided that your benefit is higher than the risk of side effects. Many people using this drug do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have any serious side effects, including: unconsciousness, high potassium blood level symptoms (such as muscular weakness, slow / irregular heart beat).
Although cancers can be used to prevent kidney problems or treat people with kidney problems, but this can also cause serious kidney problems or make them worse. When you are taking Atacand, your doctor will check your kidney function immediately Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms of kidney problems such as changes in the amount of urine.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, if you see symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, get medical help immediately, including: granular, itching / swelling (especially the face / tongue / throat), severe dizziness, shortness of breath
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you do not list other effects above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can notify the FDA of side effects on 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report the health effects of Canada on 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking Atacand or Candesartan, tell your doctor or pharmacist whether you are allergic to it; Or if you have any other allergens. This product may contain passive elements, which may cause allergic or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Atacand, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, in particular: Liver disease, high levels of potassium in blood (hyperkalemia), loss of excess body water and / or minerals (dehydration) .
Atacand can make you feel dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you feel more dizzy. Unless you can safely do this, do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires caution. Limit alcoholic beverages If you are using marijuana, talk to your doctor.
You may feel light due to excessive sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. Give long-term diarrhea or vomiting report to your doctor.
This product can increase your potassium level. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before potassium supplements or potassium before using the option of salt.
Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products that you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products).
Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, increase in potassium levels, and changes in urine volume (kidney problems).
Atacand is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It can harm an unborn child. Consult your doctor for more details. (See also the warning section.)
It is unknown if this medicine passes in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
See also the Precautions section.
Drug interactions can change how your medicines work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescriptions / non-prescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop or change any drug supplements without the approval of your doctor.
Some products that can interact with this drug include: aliskiren, Lithium, Drugs which can increase the level of potassium in the blood (such as ACE inhibitors, including Benazepril / Lesinopril, drospirenone birth control pills) .
Some products contain elements that can increase your blood pressure or cause bad heart failure. Tell your pharmacist what products you are using, and ask how to use them safely (especially cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen / naproxen).
If someone is treated and has serious symptoms such as difficulty in getting out or breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call the Poison Control Center immediately, American residents can call their local toxin control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canadians can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: acute heartbeat, severe dizziness, unconsciousness
Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and / or medical tests (such as kidney function, potassium level) should be periodically to monitor your progress or to check side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Changes in lifestyle that can help improve this drug include stress reduction programs, exercise and diet changes. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle changes that can benefit you.
Check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medicine. Learn how to monitor your own blood pressure at home, and share the results with your doctor.
If you miss a dose, then as soon as you remember it, take it. If it is near the next dose time, then leave the thesis dose and set your normal dose. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Until instructed to do so, do not flush the medicines under the toilet or drain them in the drain. When this period expires or is not required, leave this product appropriately. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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