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What is Atacand Plus?
Atacand Plus is a blood pressure lowering medicine. This drug contains two antihypertensive agents: candesartan cilexetil (an angiotensin II receptor antagonist) and hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic). You can order Atacand Plus online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Doctors prescribe Atacand Plus for high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure is bad for the body. Because of the higher blood pressure in the vessels, these can get damaged and so can the organs. This leads to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Atacand Plus reduces blood pressure by widening the blood vessels and allowing the kidneys to excrete moisture and salts.
How to use Atacand Plus?
Take the tablet of Atacand Plus daily at a fixed time. Do not chew the tablet and take it with some fluid. It does not matter if you take this medicine with or without food. If you forget to take Atacand Plus, skip that day and continue with the usual schedule. Never take a double dose to make up for the forgotten tablet.
The partner pharmacies offer Atacand Plus available online in different strengths. Unless otherwise prescribed by a physician, the usual starting dose is as follows:
- Adults: once daily 1 tablet in the prescribed strength.
Over time, a doctor may adjust the dosage. Atacand Plus is not suitable for children under 18 years of age. Read the instructions before use.
Like other medicines, Atacand Plus can cause side effects. This may include (among others) the following complaints:
- Dizziness. This side effect usually disappears after a few days or weeks;
- Respiratory tract infections;
- Changed blood values (abnormal potassium or sodium levels).
You will find a full list of possible side effects in the leaflet. Consult a doctor if you suffer from any side effects.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Atacand Plus is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medicine if you:
- are hypersensitive to the active substances candesartan cilexetil, hydrochlorothiazide or any of the excipients used in the tablet;
- are more than 3 months pregnant;
- are suffering from gout, severe kidney or liver disease or a bile obstruction;
- have a low potassium or elevated calcium level in the blood;
- are being treated with a drug based on the substance aliskiren while suffering from diabetes or renal impairment.
If you have any other health problems (see leaflet), please consult with a doctor to know if you can use Atacand Plus. Atacand Plus interacts with certain other medicines. Therefore, mention during your order which others medicines you may be using.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
If you are less than 3 months pregnant, you may use Atacand Plus only on the advice of a doctor. Do not take this medicine if your pregnancy is further than 3 months: it can cause serious damage to the child. Do not use Atacand Plus if you are breastfeeding. Atacand Plus may cause dizziness. Do not take part in traffic as long as you suffer from this. Alcohol can make side effects worse. Beware of strong liquor.