All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Description - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Instructions - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
- Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI's)severe
- Potassium sparing diureticssevere
Candesartan should be used with caution in patients who are sodium depleted and/or volume depleted by diuretic use since it may increase the risk of hypotension. The volume depleted and/or sodium depleted state should be corrected before starting the therapy or the treatment should be started at a lower dose. Vital signs should be monitored closely during therapy with this medicine.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of angioedema due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition. Report any symptoms such as swelling of the face or lips, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty breathing to the doctor immediately. Stop the medicine if any of the above signs occur and immediately seek medical treatment. Discontinue the therapy if angioedema is associated with Candesartan. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on the clinical condition.
Congestive heart failuremoderate
Candesartan should be used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure, especially in volume or sodium depletion states. Initiate therapy cautiously since there is an increased risk of renal failure, myocardial ischemia, or death. Close monitoring of kidney and heart function is necessary during treatment with this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on the clinical condition.
It is advised to avoid potassium containing foods and supplements while taking this medicine due to the increased risk of weakness, confusion, irregular heartbeat, etc. Consult the doctor immediately in case of any unusual symptoms. Your dietitian/doctor may suggest appropriate changes in your diet based on your clinical condition.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.