CANDECARD H 16 mg. 12.5 mg. 30 tablets
CANDECARD H 16 mg. / 12.5 mg. 30 tablets
What is Candecard H and what it is used?
Candesartan cilexetil belongs to the group of drugs known as antagonists of angiotensin II. These drugs act by expanding the blood vessels, the heart may be easier to pump blood thereto.
Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics. It acts by enhancing urinary excretion of sodium, chloride and water, resulting in a decrease in blood pressure.
Tablets Candecard H are used:
• for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), when administered alone or candesartan cilexetil and hydrochlorothiazide is not sufficient.
2 Before you take Candecard H
Do not take Candecard H if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to candesartan cilexetil, hydrochlorothiazide drug, sulfonamide derivatives or to any of the ingredients of the drug
• have severe liver or biliary obstruction (problems with drainage of bile from the gall bladder)
• have severe kidney disease
• are pregnant over 3 months
• have gout
• have low blood calcium or high levels of calcium in the blood
If you are pregnant after the third month. (It is also to avoid the use of Candecard H and early pregnancy - see. Section "Pregnancy and lactation").
Candecard H must not be given to children.
If you think any of these apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Take special care with Candecard H
Before you take Candecard H, tell your doctor if:
• have heart problems, liver or kidney
• if you have had a stroke
• you have recently had a kidney transplant
• you are on hemodialysis
• have low blood pressure
• vomit, have recently vomited or have diarrhea
• suffer from a disease of the adrenal gland
(Conn's syndrome or hyperaldosteronism)
• need surgery as Candecard H can cause a drop in blood pressure when combined with anesthetics
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or might become pregnant. Candecard H is not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used at that stage (see section "Pregnancy and lactation").
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes herbal medicines and medicines obtained without a prescription. Candecard H may affect the way other medicines and other medicines can affect Candecard N. If you are taking certain medications, may need your doctor sometimes do blood tests.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
• other medicines that help lower your blood pressure, including ACE inhibitors such as enaparil, captopril, or lizonopril ramipiril
• drugs like ibuprofen, naproxen or diclofenac, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
• drugs such as celecoxib or etoricoxib, known as COX-2 inhibitors
• aspirin if you are taking more than 3 g daily
• potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium
• heparin (blood thinners)
• water tablets (diuretics)
• lithium (a drug for the treatment of mania and depression).
Taking Candecard H with food and drink
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