CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL- candesartan cilexetil tablet
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Patient Information

Candesartan Cilexetil (kan" de sar' tan sye lex' e til) Tablets, USP

Read the Patient information that comes with candesartan cilexetil tablets before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment. If you have any questions about candesartan cilexetil tablets, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What is the most important information I should know about candesartan cilexetil tablets?

Candesartan cilexetil tablets can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your blood pressure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking candesartan cilexetil tablets, tell your doctor right away.

What are candesartan cilexetil tablets?

Candesartan cilexetil tablets are a prescription medicine called an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).

Candesartan cilexetil tablets are used to:

Heart failure is a condition where the heart does not pump blood as well as it should.

Candesartan cilexetil tablets must not be used in children less than 1 year of age for high blood pressure.

Who should not take candesartan cilexetil tablets?

Do not take candesartan cilexetil tablets if you:

What should I tell my doctor before taking candesartan cilexetil tablets?

Before you take candesartan cilexetil tablets, tell your doctor if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Candesartan cilexetil tablets and other medicines may affect each other causing serious side effects. Candesartan cilexetil tablets may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how candesartan cilexetil tablets work.

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medications with you to show your doctor and pharmacist when a new medication is prescribed. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking any new medicine. Your doctor or pharmacist will know what medicines are safe to take together.

How should I take candesartan cilexetil tablets?

What should I avoid while taking candesartan cilexetil tablets?

Candesartan cilexetil tablets can cause you to feel dizzy or tired. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how candesartan cilexetil tablets affect you.

What are the possible side effects of candesartan cilexetil tablets?

Candesartan cilexetil tablets may cause serious side effects, including:

If you feel dizzy or faint lie down and call your doctor right away.

Low blood pressure can also happen if you have major surgery or anesthesia. You will be monitored for this and treated if needed. See "What should I tell my doctor before taking candesartan cilexetil tablets?"

The most common side effects of candesartan cilexetil tablets are:

Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the side effects of candesartan cilexetil tablets. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store candesartan cilexetil tablets?

Keep candesartan cilexetil tablets and all medicine out of the reach of children.

General information about candesartan cilexetil tablets.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in patient information leaflets. Do not use candesartan cilexetil tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give candesartan cilexetil tablets to other people, even if they have the same problem you have. It may harm them.

This leaflet summarizes the most important information about candesartan cilexetil tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about candesartan cilexetil tablets that is written for health professionals.

Please address medical inquiries to, MedicalAffairs@zydususa.com Tel.: 1-877-993-8779.

What are the ingredients in candesartan cilexetil tablets?

Active ingredient: candesartan cilexetil, USP

Inactive ingredients in candesartan cilexetil tablets and candesartan cilexetil oral suspension are: carboxymethyl cellulose calcium, corn starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate and polyethylene glycol. Additionally each 4 mg and 8 mg tablet contains ferric oxide red.

In addition to the above, candesartan cilexetil oral suspension also includes the following inactive ingredients: Ora Plus, Ora Sweet or Ora-Blend.

How does candesartan cilexetil tablet work?

Candesartan cilexetil tablets are a type of medicine called angiotensin receptor blocker, which blocks the effect of the hormone angiotensin II, causing the blood vessels to relax. This helps lower blood pressure. Medicines that lower your blood pressure lower your chance of having a stroke or heart attack.

This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Ora-Plus ® , Ora-Sweet SF ® , and Ora-Blend SF ® are registered trademarks of Paddock Laboratories, Inc.

Revised: 2/2018
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