Candesartan Cilexetil Oral Tablet 16Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Candesartan Cilexetil: Oral tablet (16mg)

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What is this Medicine?

CANDESARTAN (kan des AR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure in children and adults. This drug is also used to treat adults with heart failure.

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Candesartan Cilexetil 16mg Tablet

NDC: 605053620
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hypertension, Heart Failure

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Migraine Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Candesartan Cilexetil 16mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Candesartan Cilexetil 16mg Tablet

No White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Potassium Level Incidence:
<6.3%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Angioedema Incidence:
<0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Balance Problems Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Triglycerides Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Candesartan Cilexetil 16mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Candesartan Cilexetil 16mg Tablet(Candesartan Cilexetil)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Candesartan Cilexetil)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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