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Candelong 4 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Candelong Tablet

Candelong 4 mg Tablet helps reduce high blood pressure, thus lowering the chances of any future heart attack and stroke. It may also be used to improve the symptoms of chronic (long-standing) heart failure. It helps to preserve kidney function, especially in patients with diabetes.

Candelong 4 mg Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It is taken by mouth (orally), with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. Side effects are few and uncommon with this medicine. However, dizziness may occur due to low blood pressure, particularly after the first dose.

Candelong Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Increased potassium level in blood

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 4 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Candelong Tablet works

Candelong 4 mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes 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.

Candelong Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Candelong 4 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol Taking Candesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Candelong 4 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Candelong 4 mg 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 4 mg 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 4 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Candelong 4 mg 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 4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Candelong 4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Candelong 4 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Candelong Tablet?

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

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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 4 mg 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
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Excrete
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Brand(s): Tamocas
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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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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