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There are several warnings and precautions with candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide, including being aware of certain drug interactions, watching for extremely low blood pressure, and avoiding candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant. There are a number of conditions where taking candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide is not recommended, as well as several precautions people should be aware of while taking the medication. Prior to taking candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide, consult your healthcare provider about any precautions that might apply to you.
Candesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking candesartan cilexetil-hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand HCT®) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- High cholesterol
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to other angiotensin II receptor blockers, sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.