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Atacand HCT Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to candesartan or hydrochlorothiazide (Carozide, Diaqua, Ezide HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide, and others), or if you are unable to urinate.
To make sure you can safely take hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- congestive heart failure;
- low or high levels of potassium in your blood;
- asthma or allergies;
- high cholesterol or triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood);
- diabetes; or
- an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan.
It is not known whether hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and candesartan (Atacand HCT)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Take this medication with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your blood and urine may also be tested if you have been vomiting or are dehydrated. Visit your doctor regularly.
Call your doctor if you have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking this medication, which can lead to severely low blood pressure or a serious electrolyte imbalance.
If you need surgery or medical tests, tell the doctor ahead of time that you are taking medication that contains hydrochlorothiazide. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
It may take up to 4 weeks for this medication to control your blood pressure. Keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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