Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet

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Introduction

Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

You can take Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how your respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.

The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include feeling tired, nausea, diarrhea, headache, and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this drug. It is the purpose of hydrochlorothiazide and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Hydrochlorothiazide may occasionally lead to an increase in pressure in your eye and lead to permanent eye damage if not treated. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes unless your doctor has told you to. This drug is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.

Uses of Candelong H Tablet

Benefits of Candelong H Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines namely Candesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. It is generally used when one medicine alone is not controlling your blood pressure effectively. Candesartan works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels so your blood can flow more easily. This will lower your blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is known as a diuretic (water pill) which increases urine output thereby lowering blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

Side effects of Candelong H Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Candelong H

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Increased blood lipid level

How to use Candelong H 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 H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Candelong H Tablet works

Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Candesartan and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Candesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels.This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg 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 H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Candelong H Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, very dry mouth or muscle weakness.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Candelong H 8mg/12.5mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Fact Box

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No
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CARDIAC

Patient concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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References

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