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Generic Name: Candesartan (kan-de-SAR-tan)
Brand Name: Atacand
Candesartan is used for:
Treating high blood pressure. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may also be used to treat heart failure in certain patients and for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It works by helping to relax blood vessels. This helps to lower blood pressure.
Do NOT use Candesartan if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Candesartan :
Some medical conditions may interact with Candesartan . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Candesartan . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Candesartan may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Candesartan :
Use Candesartan as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Candesartan .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Candesartan :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include dizziness; fainting; fast or slow heartbeat; fatigue; weakness.Proper storage of Candesartan :
Store Candesartan at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep the container tightly closed. Store away from light, moisture, and heat. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Candesartan out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Candesartan . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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