What is Candesartan / Candesartan Cilexetil?
How does Candesartan work?
Candesartan works by relaxing the blood vessels, allowing blood to pass through them more easily. It also helps to make it easier for your heart to pump blood to all the parts of your body.
What are the benefits of taking Candesartan?
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) or heart problems can be linked to a number of factors, such as a family history, a diet high in salt or being overweight or inactive.
In addition to some lifestyle changes (such as smoking and/or drinking less and exercising more), it’s often advised to take medication, such as Candesartan, to manage the conditions in order to prevent more serious ailments such as stroke, heart attack or blood clots.
How do I use Candesartan / Candesartan Tablets?
Candesartan is a prescription-only medication. Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet.
Take tablets by swallowing whole with a drink of water, with or without food. You should take it at the same time of day, in order to help you remember.
What is the correct dosage Candesartan?
Candesartan contains the active ingredient candesartan cilexetil, in strengths of either 2mg, 4mg, 8mg, 16mg or 32mg per tablet.
The normal starting dose is one 8mg tablet a day, which then may be increased by your doctor if they think you need it. You may be prescribed a slightly lower starting dose if you have liver or kidney problems, or based on your age or weight. The dose will also be slightly different if you’re using Candesartan to treat heart failure, as opposed to high blood pressure.candesartan cilexetil,candesartan dose,candesartan for migraine
If you forget to take your Candesartan tablet then you should skip the forgotten dose and move straight onto the next one. Don’t worry but don’t double up on your dose to make up for a missed one.
If you take more Candesartan than you should, then go to your nearest doctor or emergency department immediately.
What are the Candesartan side effects?
Before taking Candesartan, you should always first consult your doctor. You should not take Candesartan if any of the following apply to you:
- you are allergic to candesartan cilexetil or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- you are more than 3 months pregnant
- you have severe liver disease or biliary obstruction
- the patient is a child under 1 year of age
- you have diabetes or impaired kidney function and you are treated with a blood pressure lowering medicine containing aliskiren
Your prescription of Candesartan may also be affected by a number of other factors, so you should make your doctor aware if any of the following apply:
- have heart, liver or kidney problems, or are on dialysis
- have recently had a kidney transplant