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Candesartan - Terrible back ache and joint pain

I have been on Candesartan for about 3 to 4 weeks now (8mg) in addition to Amlodipine. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon as I have awful back pain and joint pain. I can’t do any housework or get on with my life as I feel so rigid. Can this happen on Candesartan? ## Hello Louise, Since I don't know the specific brand that you are taking I only researched the side effects associated with Candesartan in general. The follow side effects are listed on the NIH website, I have highlighted the ones that are relevant to your concerns. Side Effects: runny or stuffy nose sore throat cough back pain joint pain stomach pain diarrhea headache dizziness tired feeling feeling like you might pass out chest pain swelling in your hands or feet slow heart rate weak pulse tingly fee...

Candesartan causing weight gain and bloating

Hi. I have been on 4 mg of Candesartan for 2 weeks. I had to stop Amlopidine because of shortness of breath. I have had palpitations and now look like I am 6 months pregnant and feel bloated. Is this normal? ## Hello, Nandy! How are you? Those are side effects that you should speak to your doctor about, you may be retaining too much fluid, which this medication can cause according to NIH reports, and it could be dangerous if left uncontrolled. You may need to try a different medication. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and hypotension. Are you urinating the same as usual, or do you find yourself going less? Are you on any other medications?

candesartan and lercandipine

I have suffered from high BP since 2006. Until 6 months ago too bendroflumazide and candesartan in low doses. I was advised to stop the bendroflumazide and continue with candesartan. This did not control BP and the dose was increased and I could not tolerate it at 16 mg due to serious joint pains. The dose was halved and in addition I was given 10 mg of lercandipine. I suffered swelling in my joints and legs and ultimately could not tolerate it. For a short while after I remain on 8 mg of candesartan. The swelling in my left leg did not alleviate and following an MRI scan I was found to have Sonk in my left leg .. ( blood marrow swelling ) with no medical reason and yet prior to tablets I was very physically fit and well with no injury. I have now had knee surgery to alleviate the sympt...

Stopping candersartan

I’ve been on 8mg candersartan for a month , at lowered my blood pressure quite quickly , but now it’s been a month I just checked it on someone’s machine and it was too low ,116/59, I have not had any alcohol for a month also so that was causing my high blood pressure and I’ve lost half a stone as was 3 stone too heavy , so maybe the life style change would of lowered it anyway and the pills maybe have made it too low which I’ve heard is dangerous, I’m getting a new machine tonight so if it’s very low on that , can I stop the pills , obviously see a doctor but that can be hard to get an appointment ## It would be best not to stop the medication without your doctor's approval. There is a chance that it could be the only thing that is successf...

Can this drug cause fatigue

I am on 8mg candesarton and i am getting up at 6am to go to work coming home and falling asleep at 8pm at night. I exercise by walking,swimming and pilates. I just seem to be very fatigued and wondered if the medication is causing this. My blood pressure is steady around 130/78 i check it most nights. ## Yes, it can cause fatigue and drowsiness as side effects, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and frequent urination. Are you on any other medications? I take a related medication called Losartan, and it does the same thing to me, quite frequently. It can be very annoying, and exhausting.

candesartan cilexetil

Atacand, one a day tablets, 16mg each. ## This medication is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Are you on any other medications?

Cañdesartan cilexetil

Hi have had been switched from Ramopril to Cañdesartan cilexetil in hope won't suffer tremors plus increased urination.Been a couple of weeks on new drug can that mess with urination?Prior to this on Ramopril for two years????Any help please. I uriate more drives me mad but flow down. ## Most blood pressure and cardiac medications can cause increased urination for the first 4 to 5 weeks, until your body gets used to the new medication. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and hypotension. Has there been any change, yet? Are you on any other medications? How much fluid do you take in each day? ## Hi, thanks for replying. l am only on Cañdesartan and aspirin but had this increased urination since Feb. I have a hospital appointment booked by my doc to test my ...

bruising, spontaneous subcutaneous bruising, migraine, haema

My daughter is suffering from a rare and ongoing medical condition that defies a specific diagnosis but presents as a (practically) continuous headache, with spontaneous sub cutaneous bruising around one eye, exceptionally severe and painful. Consultant prescribed candesartan, was initially succesful in diminishing frquency and intensity of bruising around eye, but bruising has now moved to initially one arm ( approximately 2 inch diameter circles, then progressively larger) and now on both arms ( underneath) to the extent that both underneath arms from wrist to elbow are almosy entirely covered with dark ( blackish, not blue) bruising,can anybody help by responding with info on similar conditions/treatments/results of using candesartan, thank you. ## I would like to make it clear that ...

using candesartan with viagra

i am on candesartan 32mg since 3months can i take viagra 25mg while using it without any problems? ## No, due to the nature of how Viagra works in the body, the U.S. FDA warns that taking it with a blood pressure or cardiac medication could cause your blood pressure to go too low, which may put you in danger. Have you consulted your doctor for advice?

Wheezing with candestartan

Has anyone experienced wheezing as a side effect of this drug. Currently on 16mg pd,just started a week ago. Was swapped from lisinoprol after developing a persistent cough. Still have cough but wheezing now too. Do not have asthma. Thank you, Rosie ## Yes I get wheezing and a cough ,,disc Monday hate these tabs ## A cough can be a side effect, according to the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. However, wheezing is not and you should have it checked out by your doctor to be safe. Are either of you on any other medications? ## Thank you both. Beginning to think wheeze is not caused by these tablets and am looking at other causes.Also on statins and occasionally indomethacin for gout attacks. Wishing you both a very happy Christmas.

Dry thickly cough Candersartan

i am a 62 year old and have been on candersatan for approximately 6 years. I developed a dry tickly cough about 3 years ago and thought it was an allergy as it comes and goes and I can go for several days without coughing. Recently it has got worse and is frequently accompanied by watery eyes and blocked nose. It is keeping both me and my husband awake at night. To be honest it's driving me nuts. My work involves numerous telephone conversations and clients are now commenting on my cough! Time to get sorted I think! Coughing has happened before on a previous medication but I can't remember the name of that. I was swapped on to Candersatan to eliminate coughing! Is there any blood pressure drug that doesn't have this side effect? ## Hello, Jenni! How are you doing? I'm so...

Breathing problems on Candesartan

Hi, I've been on candesartan for a few months and I'm experiencing difficulty in my breathing. I feel like I have a car on my chest. Is this normal? ## Hello, Phil! How are you? The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. That said, having been on it for several years myself, I can say that no, that is not normal. Have you consulted your doctor? Do you monitor your blood pressure regularly? Are you on any other medications? Do you minimize your salt intake?

Severe leg cramps

My 78'year old dad just started taking candesartan and has experienced severe leg cramps. His,Doctor,just switched him to this medication to try to see if it could help with his persistent cough and hoarse voice. ## I am so sorry about what your dad is experiencing. Has there been any change? Severe leg cramps may be caused by low potassium levels, which is something this medication may also help with. How long has he been taking it? Other side effects, as reported by the U.S. FDA may also include nausea, dizziness, increased urination and hypotension. Is he on any other medications?

can candesaartan lower ones blood pressure too much?

after a stroke 15 months ago I have had various medications including 4mg candesaartan, ii/ have had problems with my tongue tingling, lips blistering and peeling andheadaches and fatigue the candescartan was originally prescribed as it was in my notes that i had had very long term high blood pressure which could have caused the stroke'''''----actually this was not the case as i had had amplodomine at 39 after having blood pressure at a high level following a kidney operation.before flying to america for my son's wwedding seven years ago my then doctor on considering my concern about swoolen ankles and possible dangerb if flying, took me off the amplodomine andmy blood pressure fell and the swelling was lessened. He decided that I no longer needed this medication.-b

BP meds and cough

Is there a good BP medicine that does not cause persistent cough? My husband is on Candesarten now and was on another drug of same class and has the cough again. He is 78, type two diabetic and due to past kidney stones has "compromised" kidneys but no kidney disease. Cannot tolerate cholesterol drugs and cholesterol stays at 240. What do you suggest we ask the doctor to prescribe for BP? ## Hello, Ila! How is your husband doing? I tend to be very sensitive to medications, as well and many of them made me miserable, until my cardiologist researched which ones are known to cause the least amount of side effects, as compared to most others and the one that worked wonders for me, without making me miserable was Labetalol. I still take it, 3 times a day. Its typical side effects, as...

Left chest pains

My BP is now normal. 110/70. I'm overweight. I still smoke sometimes. Not like before, i used to consume 30 or more sticks per day. I have controlled it. I'm on atorvastatin 20mg but recently 10 mg by doctors advice. I have very normal cholesterol, trigly, sugar etc. all normal. Except this left side chest pain. There are days, but not all the time that this is bothersome. Not really painful but it bothers me every time.

Stopping candesartan

I have been taking candestartan for several years starting at 4mg and then halving the tablets to 2 mg and with consultation with my GP along with some lifestyle changes have agreed to stop altogether with close blood pressure monitoring. So far BP is 120/70 most days and all is well apart from a background headache which doesn't seem to go away. Could this be due to the stopping of the medication? My wife wonders if I'm not drinking enough h2o during the day. ## Hello, Mike! How are you? It could be due to either/or, withdrawal from the medication and/or dehydration, possibly even a combination of both. I switched from Candesartan to Losartan a few months ago and I also had a lingering headache for awhile. Have you consulted your doctor? They'd be best able to inform you of...

Tapering BP meds; side effects;

Since mid Feb. 2015, I have tapered my BP meds (candesartan-16mg from 32mg; HCT-dropped from 25mg; Amlodipine-5mg) on my PCP's advice as it appears to be increasing my blood creatinine levels. Although my BP has remained normal (117/68 p66) since and indeed gone down, I continue to experience intermittent/sporadic 'burns/tingles' on various parts of my left arm (e.g., outside elbow, fingers, triceps, above wrist, etc.) and upper shoulder. Also, sometimes, I feel activity/heat in my left chest area. My PCP and cardiologist say that as long as my BP is okay and I am able to sustain my workouts that I should not worry. My weekly exercise routine is; 3 hours of heavy weightlifting, 2 hours of singles tennis, 2 hours-biking, and 80 minutes on an elliptical. My heart does not feel...

am i taking to many blood pressure tablets ?

my doctors prescription is has follows AMIODPINE 5MG,BENDROFUMETHIAZIDE 2.5 CANDESARTAN 8MG, HALF INDERAL LA 80MG, ## Hello, Doris! How are you? I understand your concern, many people worry, when they are prescribed multiple medications. However, the relevant question is, while taking them, what are your blood pressure levels and your heart rate? And how high was your blood pressure before taking them? If someone's blood pressure is dangerously high, they are often prescribe multiple medications to bring it down safely as fast as possible to get them out of danger. Then once they are stable at a lower blood pressure level, medications can be stopped or changed, as needed.

hydrochlorothiaz +candestartan 32+12.50mg180

Can I take a supplement contataining 50mg potassium. ## Hello, Annette! How are you? You shouldn't take an additional potassium supplement, unless your doctor has specifically said you need one. The Candesartan can sometimes cause elevated potassium, so adding more could cause your levels to go too high, which may be dangerous. Learn more Candesartan details here. Learn more Hydrochlorothiazide details here. Does your doctor check your levels regularly?


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