- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Atacand* used for?
Generic for Atacand* (Candesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a family of medicines known as angiotensin II receptor blockers, which is also used to treat heart failure in certain individuals. By relaxing blood vessels, Candesartan helps lower blood pressure thereby preventing kidney problems, strokes, and heart attacks. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Atacand*?
The dosage of Generic for Atacand* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Atacand*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
Generic for Atacand* can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Atacand*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Atacand* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Atacand*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Atacand*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are severe dizziness, fainting, and fast or slow heartbeat.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Atacand*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Atacand*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Atacand*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Atacand* can interact with diuretics, ACE inhibitors, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and potassium supplements.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Atacand*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Atacand* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Atacand* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Atacand* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Atacand* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Atacand* can cause side effects such as back pain, lightheadedness, dizziness, upper respiratory tract infection, blurred vision, and headache. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are fever, yellowing of the eyes or skin, severe nausea, dark urine, chest pain, and difficulty swallowing. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Atacand*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Atacand*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Atacand* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Atacand*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Atacand*?
How will Generic for Atacand* work in my body?
How should Generic for Atacand* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Atacand* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Atacand*, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Also tell your doctor if you have a history of angioedema, diabetes, heart problems, liver problems and kidney problems. As this medication may cause dizziness, caution needs to be exercised while driving or handling machinery. Also, limit alcoholic beverages while taking Generic for Atacand*.