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Atacand HCT Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
- How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Atacand HCT)?
- What happens if I overdose (Atacand HCT)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Atacand HCT)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Atacand HCT)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include fast or slow heartbeat, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- other diuretics (water pills) or blood pressure medications;
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid);
- insulin or diabetes medicine you take by mouth;
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- a muscle relaxer such as baclofen (Lioresal), carisoprodol (Soma), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), dantrolene (Dantrium), metaxalone (Skelaxin), or methocarbamol (Robaxin), orphenadrine (Norflex), or tizanidine (Zanaflex); or
- a narcotic medication such as hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), meperidine (Demerol), methadone (Methadose), oxycodone (OxyContin), propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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