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Potential Drug Interactions for Candesartan and Codeine
This report provides information on potential drug interactions between candesartan and codeine. These two drugs may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure, which can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and changes in pulse or heart rate. These side effects are most likely to occur at the beginning of treatment, following a dose increase, or when treatment is restarted after an interruption. If you experience these symptoms and they do not go away after a few days or become troublesome, inform your doctor immediately. It is also important to inform your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first consulting your doctor.
Drug and Food Interactions
If you are taking candesartan, it is important to avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without first consulting your doctor. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood, which can lead to weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
Therapeutic Duplication Warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs. Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
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Drug Interaction Classification
These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
- Major: Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
- Moderate: Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
- Minor: Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
- Unknown: No interaction information available.
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