Atacand HCT (Oral)

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Atacand HCT (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Atacand HCT (Oral)

Atacand HCT (Oral) Medication Classification


Atacand HCT (Oral) Brandname

Atacand HCT

Atacand HCT (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Candesartan (kan-de-SAR-tan), Hydrochlorothiazide (hye-droe-klor-oh-THYE-a-zide) Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an antihypertensive (blood pressure medicine) and a diuretic (water pill).

When To Not Use Atacand HCT (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to candesartan, hydrochlorothiazide, or to sulfa drugs. You should not receive this medicine if you are pregnant or are unable to urinate.

How Should You Use Atacand HCT (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Atacand HCT (Oral) Storage

Store Atacand HCT (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Atacand HCT (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Atacand HCT (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using lithium, digoxin (Lanoxin®), colestipol (Colestid®), cholestyramine (Questran®), a potassium supplement, a corticosteroid (such as cortisone or prednisone), pain or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, Relafen®, Advil®, Aleve®, Motrin®, Orudis®), a salt substitute, or other blood pressure medicine.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Atacand HCT (Oral) Warnings

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, allergies, asthma, lupus, diabetes, or congestive heart failure.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

Atacand HCT (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, problems urinating, nausea or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Swelling of feet or lower legs
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Stuffy nose

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Masaki, Masaki - 01/14/2014

Hi Alex,I think you are leaving out a point worth cerisdoning: students are not avoiding PSE because it is expensive, they are upset/frustrated because the high costs that necessitate large loans create high levels of debt. The average debt of graduating students is blooming, and job prospects for many university grads is grim. Many have to attend college for a one or two year diploma. Attendance at PSE will remain high, because society demands pushes youth to attend, no matter the cost.The conversation really needs to focus on alleviation of debt after graduation. How easy is it for a majority of grads to pay of $30-50,000 debt? There is also the utility cost to the economy of debt repayment. The first 10-15 years a new grad spends paying of student loans, is a house, car, furniture or other items not purchased that could help boost the economy.I haven't read or heard much in regards to the above, if you have any studies or insight I think that is a concern that is consistently overlooked.