- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
What does Candesartan treat?
This is an is an angiotensin II antagonist and a medication prescribed for the treatment of heart failure and high blood pressure. It works by lowering high blood pressure and this reduces the risk of kidney problems, strokes, and heart attacks. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Candesartan dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. The usual dosage for heart failure is 4 mg once a day and for hypertension, this is 8 mg once a day. This can be had with or without food.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms that you may encounter are fatigue, weakness, dizziness, unusually fast or slow heartbeat and fainting.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Candesartan is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Candesartan.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium-containing salt substitutes, potassium supplements, ACE inhibitors and certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Candesartan might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Candesartan could have side effects such as runny or stuffy nose, back pain, joint pain, stomach pain, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, headache, dizziness and a tired feeling. This is not a complete list of side effects though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Candesartan
- Can I take Candesartan along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Candesartan?
- What is the dosage of Candesartan to be consumed?
- How should I use Candesartan?
- How will Candesartan work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Candesartan be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Candesartan is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.