Cantar 16mg Tablet

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Composition for Cantar 16mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Cantar Tablet

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Uses of Cantar Tablet

Cantar 16mg Tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension and Heart failure.
It may also lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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Side effects of Cantar Tablet

Common

Dizziness, Back pain, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.

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How to use Cantar 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cantar 16mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Cantar Tablet works

Cantar 16mg tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

In Depth Information on Cantar Tablet

Expert advice for Cantar Tablet

  • Cantar can be taken with or without food but preferably be taken at the same time of the day.
  • It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
  • Cantar may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Cantar 16mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cantar 16mg 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.
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Lactation
Cantar 16mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Cantar 16mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
SAFE
Cantar 16mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney di
sease. No dose adjustment of Cantar 16mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tacsant 0.5mg Capsule, Heplock 10IU Injection, Loparin 40mg Prefilled Syringe, Lithocap 300mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cantar 16mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Candesartan

Q. Is Candesartan an ACE inhibitor/ a beta blocker/ calcium channel blocker/ alpha blocker/ blood thinner?
Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist
Cantar is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
No. Actacand is a prodrug containing Cantar cilexetil which gets hydrolysed to Cantar before absorption in body
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ paracetamol with Candesartan / Candesartan cilexetil?
Yes. However, you may require close monitoring by your treating doctor
Yes. However, viagra may add up the blood pressure lowering effect of Cantar. Always consult your doctor before taking the combination
Yes. However, aspirin reduces the blood pressure lowering effect of Cantar 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
Yes. You can take lemsip (Paracetamol) with Cantar. However, always consult your doctor before taking any combination
Yes. Cantar 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
The use of Cantar may rarely make you tired
Yes. Cantar works if used at prescribed does for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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