Atacand 8mg(Candesartan Cilexetil)
Please Note: Manufactured by Astra Zeneca in Sweden.
Marketed as Amias in United Kingdom
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Atacand Drug Information
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Candesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Candesartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Atacand 8mg is also used to treat heart failure. Atacand 8mg is not recommended for use in children younger than 1 year due to increased risk of side effects.
Atacand 8mg can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking Atacand 8mg. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking Atacand 8mg. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.
How to Use Atacand
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking candesartan and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Atacand 8mg by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. The Dosage of Atacand 8mg is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the Dosage of Atacand 8mg is also based on weight. Use Atacand 8mg regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Keep taking Atacand 8mg even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take up to 6 weeks before you get the full benefit of Atacand 8mg. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (such as your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).
Before taking candesartan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Atacand 8mg may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Atacand 8mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, high blood levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia), loss of too much body water and/or minerals (dehydration). Atacand 8mg may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Too much sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting may cause you to feel lightheaded. Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your doctor. Atacand 8mg may increase your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Atacand 8mg, especially dizziness, increases in potassium level, and change in the amount of urine (kidney problems). Atacand 8mg is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. () It is unknown if Atacand 8mg passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Atacand 8mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also Precautions section. Drug interactions may change how your medications 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 prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.aliskiren, lithium, drugs that may increase the level of potassium in the blood (such as ACE inhibitors including benazepril/lisinopril, birth control pills containing drospirenone). Some products have ingredients that could raise your blood pressure or worsen your 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).
Atacand Side Effects
What are Atacand side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Atacand may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Atacand as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Atacand
The side effects of Atacand may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Atacand. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Atacand may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Atacand, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Atacand.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Atacand, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Atacand and the side effects associated with Atacand are described in the following:
Common Atacand Side Effects
- headache disorder
Less Frequent Atacand Side Effects
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- abnormal ECG
- upper respiratory infection
- back pain
- acute abdominal pain
- urinary tract infection
- peripheral edema
Rare or Very Rare Atacand Side Effects
- neutropenic disorder
- acute renal failure
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- skin rash
- pruritus of skin
- drug-induced hot flash
- erectile dysfunction
- peripheral ischemia
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Atacand 8mg when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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