Effects of Candesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide and Dosing Instructions
Candesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide EffectsA blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. During clinical studies in people taking candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide, systolic blood pressure (the top number) decreased by 14 to 18 mmHg, on average, and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) decreased by 9 to 11 mmHg, on average.
By lowering blood pressure, candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, that are caused by long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).
When and How Do I Take Candesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide?Some general considerations for when and how to take candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide include:
- Candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide comes in tablet form. It is generally taken once a day.
- Candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide may be taken with or without food.
- Candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the medicine in your blood.
- For candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide will not work if you stop taking it.
Candesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide DosingThe dose of candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking
- How you respond to candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide.
As with any medication, do not adjust your candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Dosing With Candesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide for more information about dosing guidelines for candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide.)