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What should you not take with Atacand?

What should you not take with Atacand?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to candesartan. If you have diabetes, do not take candesartan with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine). You may also need to avoid taking candesartan with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

Can Atacand make you sleepy?

Candesartan oral tablet does not cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.

What type of drug is Atacand?

Candesartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This medication is also used to treat heart failure.

Does Atacand make you gain weight?

Does candesartan (Atacand) make you gain weight? People usually do not experience weight gain when they take candesartan (Atacand). You should contact your doctor if you notice any swelling, or if you feel like your body is holding onto more water.

What happens if you take too much Atacand?

If you take too much Atacand call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away. If Atacand is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur.

How fast does Atacand work?

Candesartan blocks the action of angiotensin II, resulting in the relaxation of the blood vessels. This relaxation causes the blood pressure to decrease. It takes about 2 weeks for this medication to begin lowering blood pressure, and about 4 weeks for it to reach its full effect.

What are the side effects of taking Atacand?

Common side effects of Atacand include:

  • runny or stuffy nose,
  • sore throat,
  • cough,
  • back pain,
  • joint pain,
  • stomach pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • headache,

Is 32 mg of candesartan a lot?

Adults—At first, 16 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may change your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 32 mg per day.

What is candesartan 32 mg used for?

Candesartan: medicine to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) – NHS.

Does Atacand make you pee?

Does candesartan (Atacand) make you urinate more? No, it is not a diuretic or “water pill” so you will not urinate more than usual. However, there is a combination pill that does contain candesartan (Atacand) plus a diuretic (called candesartan-HCTZ, or Atacand HCT).

How long does Atacand take to work?

Is there a recall on Atacand?

Novartis’ ($NVS) generic division, Sandoz, is having to recall one lot of its generic version of AstraZeneca’s ($AZN) blood pressure drug Atacand, but it is a copy that it does not manufacture itself. The drug is made in India by Mylan ($MYL).

What are the side effects of candesartan 32 mg?

Side Effects

  • Arm, back, or jaw pain.
  • chest pain or discomfort.
  • chest tightness or heaviness.
  • cough or hoarseness.
  • fast or irregular heartbeat.
  • joint pain.
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs.
  • lightheadedness.

What type of drug is candesartan?

Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the action of a substance in the body that causes the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, candesartan relaxes the blood vessels. This lowers blood pressure and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.

Is candesartan a good drug?

Lowering blood pressure can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Candesartan is also used to treat heart failure in adults and cut down on the number of hospital visits for heart problems. Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

Is candesartan a safe drug?

Candesartan can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. If you plan to get pregnant, ask your doctor for a safer medicine to use before and during pregnancy. Having high blood pressure during pregnancy may cause complications in the mother and the baby.

What do Atacand tablets look like?

ATACAND Tablets, 8 mg, are light pink, circular/biconvex-shaped, non-film-coated scored tablets, coded ACG on one side and 008 on the other. They are supplied in bottles of 30 tablets ( NDC 62559-641-30).

What is the dosage of Atacand for high blood pressure?

Blood pressure response is dose related over the range of 2 to 32 mg. The usual recommended starting dose of ATACAND is 16 mg once daily when it is used as monotherapy in patients who are not volume depleted. ATACAND can be administered once or twice daily with total daily doses ranging from 8 mg to 32 mg.

What are the ingredients in Atacand?

ATACAND is available for oral use as tablets containing either 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, or 32 mg of candesartan cilexetil and the following inactive ingredients: hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol, lactose, corn starch, carboxymethylcellulose calcium, and magnesium stearate.

What is Atacand used to treat?

Atacand is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 1 year old. Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack. Atacand is also used in adults to treat certain types of heart failure and lower your risk of death or needing to be hospitalized for heart damage.