Candesartan Tab 16mg
Candesartan 16 mg
Candesartan 16 mg is a prescription medicine for the treatment for adults and children (1 to 16) years of age. The doctor may prescribe it also or in combination with other drugs to treat hypertensive patients. The FDA has approved the use of Candesartan cilexetil (active ingredient) for the management of hypertension in adults, adolescents, and children aged one and older. The medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin II receptor blockers which have been proven to be well-tolerated and effective in controlling blood pressure, and chronic heart failure. The medicine provides more effective blood pressure lowering, reduce pill burden, improve compliance, and decrease the hypertension-related death rate.
Clinical uses of Candesartan 16 mg
The once-daily dose of candesartan 16 mg is effective in treating hypertension in adolescents and adults. A combination formulation which includes Candesartan/hydrochlorothiazide can be given by the doctor to control the blood pressure. The angiotensin II receptor blocker therapy not only proven to be well effective in treating hypertension m but also chronic heart failure with left ventricular dysfunction and the prevention of renal disease.
Doctors prescribed an initial dose of candesartan 16 mg once daily to adults. He/she may increase the dose as per the condition of the patient. Children and adolescent six years and older may receive an initial dose of this anti-hypertensive agent once daily. Read the instructions carefully and make sure you understand the usage instructions before taking medicine. Be sure to ask your questions if you have any doubt about the usage instructions. In addition to Candesartan 16 mg, treatment for high blood pressure includes weight control, modification in diet, and food restrictions especially foods high in sodium. Your doctor will tell you if any of these are important for you to what extent, you need to follow these restrictions. You should check with your doctor before changing the diet.
Do not use Candesartan 16 mg if you are hypersensitive to the medication or any of its inactive components. Use of this anti-hypertensive agent is majorly contraindicated to new-born babies and infants up to one year of age. Clinical studies demonstrated a risk to the foetus. One must inform their doctor before receiving candesartan-based therapy as it may because harm to an unborn baby. There is no enough evidence to determine whether the medicine passes into breastmilk. Let your doctor know if you are a nursing mother. Also, certain medications should not be used together at all, two different medications when used together may increase the risk of a drug interaction. When you are taking this l hypertensive agent, you must inform your doctor about all the medicinal and non-medicinal products you have been using. Using certain medicines with Candesartan is usually not recommended. These include ramipril, fosinopril, enalapril, benazepril, perindopril, quinapril, trandolapril, captopril, moexipril, enalaprilat, etc.
Side Effects of Candesartan 16 mg
The most common side effects of candesartan 16 mg are hypotension, hyperkalaemia, and abnormal renal function. Hypotension is the most reported adverse effects in patients who on certain diet restrictions, dialysis, diuretic use, or have diarrhoea. Other rarely reported side effects of the anti-hypertensive agent include upper respiratory tract infection, back pain, headache, and angioedema.