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Diastolic H 16mg/12.5mg tablet

Brand: Werick

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Diastolic H 16mg/12.5mg tablet is composed of Candesartan (16mg)Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5mg)

Candesartan is an antihypertensive medicine that belongs to the class of Angiotensin II receptor blockers. It works by inhibiting the action of certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the heart to pump efficiently and the blood to flow smoothly. Candesartan is used alone and along with other medicines to manage high blood pressure and heart failure. Hypertension is a chronic disease characterized by increased blood pressure. If left untreated, it can lead to complications such as heart failure, heart attack, and kidney failure. Candesartan prevents cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalizations.

Introduction

How To Use

  • Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water.
  • Take this medicine with or without food.
  • Swallow it as a whole, do not crush or chew the medicine.
  • Take it at the same time to help you remember.
  • Or use it exactly as instructed by your doctor.

Expert Advice

  • Diabetic patients should avoid using Candesartan with Aliskiren.
  • Avoid getting out of bed suddenly as it may cause lightheadedness and fainting.
  • Do not use salt substitutes containing potassium.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • Drink an adequate amount of water.
  • Do not use more than the recommended amount.
  • Do not skip or alter the dose.
  • Do not quit this medicine without informing your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you experience serious side effects.

Primary Uses

Hypertension

Indications

This medication is used in the treatment of hypertension (increased blood pressure), heart failure, to prevent cardiovascular death and reduces heart failure hospitalizations.

Side Effects

Patients using this medicine might experience:

  1. Headache
  2. Back pain
  3. Sore throat
  4. Dizziness
  5. Tiredness
  6. Lightheadedness
  7. Runny nose.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Candesartan should not be used during pregnancy. It is considered unsafe and may harm the baby. Consult your doctor for more information.

Lactation

Candesartan is not recommended for nursing females. Consult your doctor for more information.

Driving

This medicine will affect your driving ability as it causes dizziness and reduces alertness. Avoid driving until you know how this medicine affects you.

Liver

Candesartan should be used with caution in liver patients. Dose adjustment might be required. Consult your doctor for more information.

Kidney

Alcohol consumption might worsen dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcohol consumption when using this medicine.

Alcohol

Alcohol consumption might worsen dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcohol consumption when using this medicine.

Precautions

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor about your complete medical history, especially of liver disease, hyperkalemia (high potassium levels), electrolytes imbalance, dehydration, and diabetes. Inform your doctor about all your current medicines. Do not quit this medicine without informing your doctor. Do not share this medicine with anyone.

Contraindications

This medication is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic (liver) impairment and cholestasis (flow of bile is reduced due to obstruction).

FAQS

What are its indications?

It is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure.

How to store this medicine?

Please store the tablet form of this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light and moisture. Please keep it away from children.

What are its precautions?

This medicine may make you dizzy so it is advised not to do any tasks that require alertness (e.g. driving) immediately after taking this medicine This medicine may increase potassium levels therefore consult your doctor before taking any potassium supplements

Effects on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy as it may harm the baby. There is no evidence if this medicine passes into breast milk. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Side Effects:

You may experience dizziness or headache.

How to administer this medicine?

This medicine is mostly taken orally (through mouth). The dosage is dependent on the severity of condition and response to treatment. Please consult your doctor before use.

What are its contraindications?

Patients with severe liver disease

What are the most common side effects of hydrochlorothiazide?

The more common side effects that can occur with hydrochlorothiazide include blood pressure that is lower than normal (especially when standing up after sitting or lying down), dizziness (feeling like sleeping), headache, and weakness.

What is the best time of day to take hydrochlorothiazide?

If you are to take a single dose a day, take it in the morning after breakfast. If you are to take more than one dose a day, take the last dose no later than 6 p.m., unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Does hydrochlorothiazide make you pee a lot?

Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a class of medicine known as diuretics water pills. It works by causing you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra salt and water. This medicine also reduces extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease.

How to administer this medicine?

This medicine is mostly used orally. The dose is dependent on the age, condition and its severity.

Can I drink any alcohol at all while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

How to store this medicine?

Please store this medicine at room temperature away from excessive light, moisture, and children.

How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start working?

Pharmacological effects begin in about 2 hours after an oral dose, peaks in 4 hours, and lasts for about 6 to 12 hours.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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