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      ATACAND 8MG TAB

      Drug Composition information
      What is Candesartan for:

      This medication is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prescribed for high blood pressure. It blocks the action of certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

      How does Candesartan work:

      Candesartan lowers blood pressure by lowering a strong chemical in the body. - It helps the heart work better.

      How should Candesartan be used:

      Oral- Hypertension- Adult: Initially, 8 mg once daily adjusted according to response. Maintenance: 8 mg once daily. Max: 32 mg daily. Kidney impairment: For patients with renal impairment or on haemodialysis: Initially, 4 mg once daily. Liver impairment- Initially, 2 mg once daily. Avoid in severe impairment. Heart failure- Adult: Initially, 4 mg once daily, may double dose at intervals of not <2 wk. Max: 32 mg daily. kidney impairment: Reduce dose or discontinue treatment if renal function deteriorates. Liver impairment: Initially, 2 mg once daily. Avoid in severe impairment. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day with or without food.

      Common side effects of Candesartan :

      Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Cough. Belly pain. High potassium level. Signs include feeling weak, lightheaded, dizzy, feel like passing out, or have numbness or tingling. Kidney function that gets worse.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Candesartan :

      Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Candesartan. - Do not take Candesartan if you are pregnant. - Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Candesartan.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very bad headache. A big weight gain. Swelling in your legs or belly. Signs of high potassium. Cough that does not go away. Too much sweat, fluid loss, throwing up, or loose stools. May lead to low blood pressure. For women, if you get pregnant while taking this drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Candesartan with other medicines:

      Inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines: - - Lithium. - Other medicines for blood pressure or heart conditions. - Aspirin. - A type of painkiller known as NSAIDs, for example, diclofenac, mefenamic acid, ibuprofen. - Potassium supplements (either as a medicine or as a salt substitute). Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Cut down on your salt intake -- this may help lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health. Speak to your doctor or dietitian about ways to cut down on your salt intake. - Avoid drinking too much alcohol. Speak to your doctor if you have a drinking problem.

      How do I store Candesartan :

      Oral: Store at 15-30°C.Store it in airtight container and keep away from children.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Angiotensin II Antagonists

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