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Revised: 4/2016

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 OD Tablets 8mg "SAWAI" [for cardiac failure]
 Active ingredient:
Candesartan cilexetil
 Dosage form:
very light yellow tablet, diameter: 7.0 mm, thickness: 3.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
カンデサルタン OD8 mg 「サワイ」, Candesartan 「SAWAI」 OD8 mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine helps the heart function by inhibiting vasoconstrictive effects of angiotensin II and dilating peripheral vessels through antagonistic effects on angiotensin II receptors.
It is usually used to treat chronic heart failure (mild to moderate).

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 are pregnant, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant.
  • 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))
  • In general, for adults, take 4 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. The dosage may be increased up to 8 mg a day as necessary. For patients who need to start at a low dose, start with 2 mg at a time once a day. This medicine contains 8 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • You can also moisten the tablet with saliva on your tongue, then crush it lightly with your tongue, and swallow the tablet with saliva.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. 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 or light headedness due to decreased blood pressure. Pay close attention when working at heights or operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itch, dizziness on standing up, hypotension, light headedness and anemia. 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 the eyelids/lips/tongue, respiratory distress [angioedema]
  • decreased urine output, edema, headache [acute renal failure]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, sore throat, malaise [agranulocytosis]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
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.

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