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General Information on Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide

Generic Name : Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide

Pronunciation : kan-deh-SAHR-tan sigh-LEX-eh-till/high-droe-klor-oh-THIGH-uh-zide

Latest prescription information about Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide

International - Atacand HCT, Atacand Plus.

Why is Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains angiotensin II receptor antagonist and thiazide diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension). 

When should Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with anuria (absence of urination) and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide?

The usual recommended starting dose is 16/12.5 mg once daily.

How should Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, twice a day with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, lupus (SLE), sugar, heart failure, gout, or kidney or liver disease, increased eye pressure, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide?

   Body as a Whole : Inflicted injury, fatigue, pain, chest pain, swelling the extremities and weakness.
   Central Nervous System : Fainting, tingling, sensory loss, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, coughing and nose inflammation.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain, muscle pain, joint inflammation and leg cramps.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, and stomach inflammation and vomiting.
   Metabolic : Increased blood sugar and increased BUN.
   Genitourinary : Urinary tract infection, bladder inflammation and blood in urine.
   Liver : Abnormal liver function tests and increased liver enzyme level.
   Heart : Fast/slow heart rate, palpitations and abnormal ECG.
   Skin : Blisters, increased sweating, itching, skin inflammation and rash.
   Eye and ENT : Nose bleed, eye inflammation and ringing in the ear.

What are the other precautions for Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Candesartan cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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