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Candelong 4mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Candelong 4mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Candelong 4mg Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. Dizziness, particularly after the first dose, is known to occur in some people. This may be associated with headache. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. No weight gain has been seen with the regular use of this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Side effects of Candelong Tablet

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)

How to use Candelong Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Candelong 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Candelong Tablet works

Candelong 4mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Candelong 4mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Candelong 4mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Candelong 4mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Candelong 4mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Candelong 4mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Candelong 4mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function test, and potassium levels may be advised.
Liver
CAUTION
Candelong 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Candelong 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Candelong 4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Candelong Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Candelong 4mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not take Candelong 4mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Candelong with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Candesartan an ACE inhibitor/ a beta blocker/ calcium channel blocker/ alpha blocker/ blood thinner?

Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist

Q. Is Candelong safe?

Candelong is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Candelong the same as atacand?

No. Actacand is a prodrug containing Candelong cilexetil which gets hydrolysed to Candelong before absorption in body

Q. Is Candelong / Candelong cilexetil a statin?

No. Candelong is not a statin

Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ paracetamol with Candesartan / Candesartan cilexetil?

Yes. However, you may require close monitoring by your treating doctor

Q. Can I take viagra with Candelong?

Yes. However, viagra may add up the blood pressure lowering effect of Candelong. Always consult your doctor before taking the combination

Q. Can I take aspirin with Candelong?

Yes. However, aspirin reduces the blood pressure lowering effect of Candelong and also prolonged combination use may affect your kidney function. You must consult your doctor prior to taking this combination

Q. Can I take diclofenac with candesartan?

Yes. However, diclofenac reduces the blood pressure lowering effect of candesartan and also prolonged combination use may affect your kidney function. You must consult your doctor prior to taking this combination

Q. Can I take lemsip with Candelong?

Yes. You can take lemsip (Paracetamol) with Candelong. However, always consult your doctor before taking any combination

Q. Does Candelong cause headaches/ hair loss/ weight gain/ erectile dysfunction/ constipation/ tinnitus/ cancer?

Yes. Candelong use may cause headache. However it is not known to cause hair loss, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, constipation, tinnitus or cancer. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q. Does Candelong make you tired?

The use of Candelong may rarely make you tired

Q. Does Candelong work?

Yes. Candelong works if used at prescribed does for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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