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Candesar 8mg Tablet

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Candesar 8

WHAT IS CANDESARTAN?

Candesar 8 is a medicine mainly used for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. This medicine is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that prevents the blood vessels from narrowing which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. It is prescribed sometimes in combination with other blood pressure medicines.

Candesar 8 is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Atacand and Candesar (made by Ranbaxy). This medicine may also be prescribed for conditions other than those listed here.C

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CANDESARTAN:

Do not take Candesartan (Atacand, Candesar) if you have a known allergy to Candesartan. To make sure that this medicine is safe for you, inform your doctor in advance if you have any of these conditions: congestive heart failure, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, or if you are dehydrated.

In rare cases, Candesartan can lead to a condition which results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, causing in kidney failure. Seek medical attention right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual fatigue, and dark colored urine.

Candesar 8 is a pregnancy category D drug. Do not take if you are a pregnant woman. If you become pregnant during the treatment with this medicine, stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately. Candesartan can cause injury or death of an unborn baby if pregnant women take it in the second or third trimester. Use of an effective birth control is recommended while taking this medicine. It is not known whether Candesartan can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medicine without your doctor?s advice if you are breast feeding.

Candesartan may increase your potassium levels. Hence, avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium while taking this medicine.

BEFORE TAKING CANDESARTAN:

Before taking Candesartan (Atacand, Candesar), take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and clear all doubts which you may have about this drug.

HOW SHOULD I TAKE CANDESARTAN?

Take Candesartan strictly according to your doctor?s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Candesartan can be taken with or without food. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.

WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?

If you miss a dose of Candesartan, take it as soon as you remember. Don?t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.

WHAT IF I OVERDOSE?

In case of an overdose of Candesartan, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immetiately. Things and Activities to avoid while taking Candesartan

Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Candesartan. This medicine can cause dizziness. To limit dizziness, do not get up from a lying or sitting position suddenly. Candesartan may increase your potassium levels. Hence, avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium while taking this medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS

COMMON

• Dizziness
• Light headedness
• Swelling in ankles or feet
• Flushing

SERIOUS

• Irregular or rapid heartbeat
• Fainting, or any other serious side effect
• Seek medical attention immediately

CANDESARTAN DOSING INFORMATION:

Candesartan dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctor?s advice properly for best results.

INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:

Many other drugs can interact with Candesartan. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially the following ones: other medicines that lower blood pressure, aspirin or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), heart disease medication, a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or a diuretic. These are not the only drugs that can interact with Candesartan. There may be others. Never start a new medication without proper medical advice.

Frequently asked questions about Candesartan

Q. Which class does Candesar 8 mg Tablet belong to?

Candesar 8 mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called angiotensin II receptor antagonists (AIIRAs). Angiotensin II is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It tightens the blood vessels, which in turn increases the blood pressure. Candesar 8 mg Tablet blocks this effect so that the blood vessels relax, which helps lower your blood pressure.

Q. How should I take Candesar 8 mg Tablet?

You should take Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. It is for oral use and is usually taken once a day. You should take it with plenty of water, with or without food. It is recommended that you take this medicine at the same time every day.

Q. How long does Candesar 8 mg Tablet take to start working?

Candesar 8 may take about 2 weeks to show a visible reduction in blood pressure. However, the medicine may take a little longer, about 4 weeks to show full benefits.

Q. What is the most important information I should know about Candesar 8 mg Tablet?

It is important for you to know that this medicine can cause harm or death to your unborn baby. Therefore, if you are planning a pregnancy or have become pregnant, consult your doctor right away. The doctor may switch you to a different medicine to treat your high blood pressure.

Q. Is Candesar 8 mg Tablet better than telmisartan?

Both Tablet and telmisartan are blood pressure-lowering medicines. Tablet is a relatively new medicine. It has been found to be as effective as telmisartan in lowering blood pressure. It can be safely used in patients as it has fewer side effects.

Q. Can I stop Candesar 8 mg Tablet on my own?

No, do not stop taking Candesar 8 mg Tablet without speaking to your doctor, even if you are feeling well or your blood pressure is controlled. Stopping it suddenly may increase your blood pressure which may increase your risk of stroke.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Candesar 8 mg Tablet?

Taking more than the recommended dose of  Tablet may decrease your blood pressure due to which you may feel dizzy or may even faint. Consult your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical aid in a nearby hospital.

Q. Who should not take Tablet?

You should not take Tablet if you are allergic to it or if you are pregnant. Avoid its use if you have diabetes, impaired kidney function or if you are being treated with a blood pressure-lowering medicine containing aliskiren.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of  Tablet?

If you forget to take a dose of Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of  Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

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