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Candesartan

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Candesartan is used for treating of high blood pressure alone or combined with other medicines. It is used in certain patients to treat heart failure. It is also used for other conditions which are determined by the doctor. Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker also known as ARB. It works by relaxing blood vessels which helps to lower blood pressure. Some precautions to take are to know whether you are allergic to any ingredient in Candesartan, if you are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant, the patient is a child with severe kidney problems, if you are on any medicine that contains aliskiren and if you also have diabetes or any kidney related problems. Consult your doctor to know which medicine you take contains aliskiren

Some possible side effects of Candesartan include: any kind of back pain, mild sore throat, sudden dizziness, any symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection which include stuffy nose, sneezing, cough. Some severe allergic reactions may include: a rash, hives, difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of your lips, throat, or tongue, hoarseness, bloody urine, depression, irregular heartbeat, symptoms of liver problems, symptoms of low blood pressure.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Increased blood uric acid

  • Decreased potassium level in blood

  • Glucose intolerance

  • Altered blood lipids.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Candelong h 8mg/12.5mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Candesartan as ingredient

Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor de-activator that is used to treat high blood pressure. Since the angiotensin receptor is blocked, the blood vessels expand and blood pressure is reduced.

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