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Composition for CANDELONG H


food interaction for CANDELONG H

alcohol interaction for CANDELONG H

pregnancy interaction for CANDELONG H

lactation interaction for CANDELONG H

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Candelong h 8mg/12.5mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Candesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure (a condition when the heart cannot pump enough blood to the other parts of the body).

How it works

Candesartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It acts on the blood vessels by relaxing and widening them, thus lowering the blood pressure. In addition, this also helps the heart to pump blood to other parts of the body easily.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Fainting, Headache, Increased potassium level in blood, Respiratory tract infection


Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It also treats fluid retention (edema) due to congestive heart failure or cirrhosis of liver or kidney disorder.

How it works

Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to class of medications called thiazide diuretics. It acts by eliminating the fluid and salts from the body. It works on the kidneys to produce more urine which removes extra water and certain salts from the body which in turn lowers blood pressure and swelling.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Excessive thirst, Abnormal heart rhythm, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Altered blood lipids, Convulsion, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Electrolyte imbalance, Vomiting, Gastrointestinal disorder, Gout, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased uric acid level in blood, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Decreased sodium level in blood, Decreased blood pressure, Lethargy, Muscle pain, Weakness


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Expert advice for CANDELONG H

  • Candesartan use can cause symptomatic hypotension (low blood pressure). It is important to monitor your blood pressure regularly while on treatment.
  • Do not change your dose or stop taking candesartan, even if you are feeling well, as this may worsen your symptoms.
  • Use of candesartan may cause dizziness; it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery under such circumstances till you feel fine.
  • Before you take candesartan, inform your doctor if you suffer from liver/kidney/heart problems or are on dialysis or have low blood pressure or stroke.
  • If you are or planning to undergo a surgery involving anesthesia, inform your doctor that you are taking candesartan.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken or might take any other medicines along with candesartan.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for CANDELONG H


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 candesartan safe?
Candesartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is candesartan the same as atacand? 
No. Actacand is a prodrug containing Candesartan cilexetil which gets hydrolysed to candesartan before absorption in body.
Q. Is candesartan / Candesartan cilexetil a statin?
No. Candesartan 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 candesartan?
Yes. However, viagra may add up the blood pressure lowering effect of candesartan. Always consult your doctor before taking the combination.
Q. Can I take aspirin with candesartan? 
Yes. However, aspirin 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 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 candesartan? 
Yes. You can take lemsip (Paracetamol) with candesartan. However, always consult your doctor before taking any combination.
Q. Does candesartan cause headaches/ hair loss/ weight gain/ erectile dysfunction/ constipation/ tinnitus/ cancer? 
Yes. Candesartan 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 candesartan make you tired? 
The use of Candesartan may rarely make you tired.
Q. Does candesartan work? 
Yes. Candesartan works if used at prescribed does for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Q. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic,which increases the excretion of urine?
Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is hydrochlorothiazide a statin/ opiate?
No.It is the derivative of chlorothiazide.
Q. Is hydrochlorothiazide bad for your kidneys?
No.Hydrochlorthiazide is a safe drug at prescribed dose by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you have kidney disease and follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take hydrochlorothiazide with lisinopril/ ibuprofen/ synthroid/ aspirin/ potassium/ phentermine/ losartan/ naproxen/ magnesium/ vitamins?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of hydrochlorothiazide. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does hydrochlorothiazide cause diabetes/ erectile dysfunction/ weight loss/ gout/ constipation/tinnitus/ potassium loss?
Hydrochlorothiazide causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Q. Does hydrochlorothiazide have sulfa in it?
Yes.Hydrochlorothiazide has sulfa and it is chemically known as 6-chloro- 3, 4-dihydro-2 H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1, 1-dioxide.
Q. Does hydrochlorothiazide clean your system?
No.Hydrochlorothiazide reduces extra fluid in the body.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)