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Candesartan and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Candesartan relaxes blood vessels and hydrochlorothiazide reduces excess fluid in your body.
Take candesartan and hydrochlorothiazide regularly as directed with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with candesartan and hydrochlorothiazide including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Swollen lips, tongue, throat or face
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Changes in heartbeat, muscle cramps or weakness
Confusion or drowsiness (may be signs of low sodium)
Short of breath
Changes in vision
|Tell your doctor|
More sensitive to sunlight (sunburn or rash)
Trouble getting or keeping an erection
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness or fainting
|Stand up slowly. If it continues, or is severe, tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. November 2019
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