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Atacand HCT Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Atacand HCT is a combination medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure. One component, candesartan, belongs to a class of blood pressure medications that work by preventing the hormone angiotensin II from constricting the blood vessels.

Atacand HCT Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is one 16/12.5 tablet or one 32/12.5 tablet per day.

Uses of Atacand HCT

  • It is used to treat hypertension.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Atacand HCT

Before taken Atacand HCT medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Atacand HCT. Side effects may include:

  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Atacand HCT:

  • If you have congestive heart failure, liver or kidney disease, lupus, gout, or diabetes, then you should be used Atacand HCT with extra caution.
  • Excessive sweating, severe diarrhea, or vomiting may deplete your body's fluids and also cause your blood pressure to become too low. So you should be careful when exercising and during hot weather.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Atacand HCT with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Atacand HCT with the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital and Seconal
  • Cholestyramine
  • Insulin
  • Lithium
  • Muscle relaxants such as tubocurarine
  • Narcotic painkillers such as Percocet
  • Oral diabetes drugs such as Diabinese
  • Steroid medications such as prednisone
Overdose

After taken Atacand HCT if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Atacand HCT overdose include

  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat


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