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Published: 10/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
CANDESARTAN Tablets 12mg "FFP"
 Active ingredient:
Candesartan cilexetil
 Dosage form:
light orange tablet, diameter: approx. 7.0 mm, thickness: approx. 2.7 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)カンデサルタン 12 mg「FFP」, 12 mg, 血圧降下剤
(Back)Caldesartan 12 mg「FFP」, カンデサルタン, 12 mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine decreases blood pressure with antagonism to angiotensin II receptor, a pressor substance.
It is usually used to treat hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have diabetes mellitus.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Hypertension (adults): In general, for adults, take 4 to 8 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. The dosage may be increased up to 1 tablet (12 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day, as needed. If you have renal disorder, start with 2 mg at a time, once a day and the dosage may be increased up to 8 mg at a time, once a day, as needed.
    Hypertension (children): In general, for children aged 1 or over but under 6 years, take 0.05 to 0.3 mg per kilogram of the body weight at a time, once a day. For children aged 6 years or over, take 2 to 8 mg at a time, once a day. The dosage may be increased up to 1 tablet (12 mg) at a time, once a day, as needed. If you have renal disorder, start with low dose and the dosage may be increased up to 8 mg at a time, once a day, as needed.
    Renal parenchymal hypertension: In general, for adults, start with 2 mg at a time, once a day, and the dosage may be increased up to 8 mg at a time, once a day, as needed.
    This preparation contains 12 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause dizziness and light headedness. Be aware of operating dangerous machinery such as working at heights or driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, eczema, hives, itching, photosensitivity, dizziness, light headedness and dizziness on standing up. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • swelling of face/ lip/ tongue/ laryngopharynx, hives [angioedema]
  • cold sweat, nausea, loss of consciousness [shock, syncope, unconsciousness]
  • decreased urine output, edema, headache [acute renal dysfunction]
  • numbness of limbs/ lips, muscle weakness, paralysed arms/ legs [hyperkalemia]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowness in skin or in conjunctiva [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.