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Common Candesartan Side Effects


The most commonly reported Candesartan side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Renal Failure Acute (62)
Hypotension (41)
Malaise (37)
Diarrhoea (28)
Dizziness (27)
Vomiting (24)
Hyperkalaemia (20)
Arthralgia (18)
Dyspnoea (18)
Asthenia (16)
Anaemia (16)
Oligohydramnios (15)
Hyponatraemia (15)
Myalgia (15)
Nausea (15)
Agitation (14)
Dehydration (14)
Fall (14)
Urinary Tract Infection (13)
Decreased Appetite (13)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Candesartan Side Effects Reported to FDA



Candesartan Side Effect Report#9668920
Renal Failure Acute, Condition Aggravated, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Vomiting
This is a report of a 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Candesartan (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Metformin
  • Furosemide
  • Celecoxib
  • Clonazepam
  • Gabapentin
  • Mirtazapine
  • Ranitidine
  • Venlafaxine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Renal Failure Acute, Condition Aggravated, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Candesartan treatment in female patients, resulting in Renal Failure Acute side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9663423
Renal Failure Acute, Condition Aggravated, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Vomiting
This report suggests a potential Candesartan Renal Failure Acute side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Candesartan (dosage: 16 Mg, Qd) starting NS. After starting Candesartan the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Renal Failure Acute, Condition Aggravated, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Malaise, VomitingAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Celecoxib (Unk)
  • Furosemide (Unk)
  • Metformin (Unk)
  • Clonazepam (150 ?g, Qd)
  • Gabapentin (Unk)
  • Mirtazapine (15 Mg, Qd)
  • Ranitidine (150 Mg, Bid)
  • Venlafaxine (150 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Candesartan demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Renal Failure Acute, may still occur.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9656228
Condition Aggravated, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Vomiting, Renal Failure Acute
This Condition Aggravated problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On
Aug 04, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Candesartan (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Metformin Hydrochloride
  • Celecoxib
  • Furosemide
  • Clonazepam
  • Gabapentin
  • Mirtazapine
  • Ranitidine
  • Venlafaxine
When using Candesartan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Condition Aggravated, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Vomiting, Renal Failure AcuteThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Condition Aggravated, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9655979
Mydriasis, Hypoaesthesia, Nervousness
This Mydriasis side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Candesartan (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jul 19, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Candesartan the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Mydriasis, Hypoaesthesia, NervousnessThese side effects may potentially be related to Candesartan.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9652793
Livedo Reticularis, Angioedema, Dysarthria, Swollen Tongue
This is a report of a 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Livedo Reticularis, Angioedema, Dysarthria, Swollen Tongue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Candesartan Cilexetil treatment in female patients, resulting in Livedo Reticularis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9646412
Epistaxis
This report suggests a potential Candesartan Cilexetil Epistaxis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: NA) starting 200911. After starting Candesartan Cilexetil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: EpistaxisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Candesartan Cilexetil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Epistaxis, may still occur.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9604532
Hypersensitivity, Respiratory Tract Inflammation, Swollen Tongue
This Hypersensitivity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from NO. A 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On 2006 this consumer started treatment with Candesartan (dosage: Atacand). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Candesartan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hypersensitivity, Respiratory Tract Inflammation, Swollen TongueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hypersensitivity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9596149
Fatigue, Pain In Extremity, Hallucination, Auditory, Confusional State
This Fatigue side effect was reported by a physician from SE. A 84-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Candesartan (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Seloken Zoc
  • Kaleroid (potassium Chloride)
  • Furix
  • Oxynorm
  • Enalapril
  • Levaxin
  • Alvedon
  • Behepan (1 Mg/ml)
.After starting to take Candesartan the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Fatigue, Pain In Extremity, Hallucination, Auditory, Confusional StateThese side effects may potentially be related to Candesartan. The patient was hospitalized.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9563554
Renal Failure Acute, Presyncope
This is a report of a 64-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from AU, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Candesartan (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 27, 2011), combined with:
  • Metformin
  • Inspra
  • Frusemide
  • Gliclazide
  • Perhexiline Maleate
  • Coplavix (nefazan Compuesto)
  • Digoxin (digoxin)
  • Ezetimibe (ezetimibe)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Renal Failure Acute, Presyncope after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Candesartan treatment in male patients, resulting in Renal Failure Acute side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9548641
Abdominal Pain Upper, Chest Pain, Pain In Jaw, Heart Rate Increased, Cold Sweat, Headache, Head Injury, Vomiting, Pallor
This report suggests a potential Candesartan W/hydrochlorothiazide Abdominal Pain Upper side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: myocardial infarction and used Candesartan W/hydrochlorothiazide (dosage: NA) starting
May 11, 2013. After starting Candesartan W/hydrochlorothiazide the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Pain Upper, Chest Pain, Pain In Jaw, Heart Rate Increased, Cold Sweat, Headache, Head Injury, Vomiting, PallorAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Plavix
  • Lipitor
  • Metoprolol
The patient was hospitalized. Although Candesartan W/hydrochlorothiazide demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Pain Upper, may still occur.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9499691
Dizziness, Nausea, Gait Disturbance, Dyspnoea, Speech Disorder, Bradyphrenia, Hearing Impaired
This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On
Aug 19, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Candesartan (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Candesartan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dizziness, Nausea, Gait Disturbance, Dyspnoea, Speech Disorder, Bradyphrenia, Hearing ImpairedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9495778
Urticaria, Lip Oedema, Face Oedema
This Urticaria side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 63-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Candesartan W/hydrochlorothiazide (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 07, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Verapamil
  • Allopurinol
  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofene
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride
.After starting to take Candesartan W/hydrochlorothiazide the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Urticaria, Lip Oedema, Face OedemaThese side effects may potentially be related to Candesartan W/hydrochlorothiazide.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9481995
Eczema
This is a report of a 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: NA, start time:
Mar 05, 2013), combined with:
  • Amlodipine
  • Aspirin
  • Aspirin
  • Aspirin
  • Atorvastatin
  • Bumetanide
  • Furosemide
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Eczema after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Candesartan Cilexetil treatment in female patients, resulting in Eczema side effect.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9476637
Abortion Missed, Oligohydramnios, Exposure During Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Candesartan Cilexetil Abortion Missed side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from NO was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: migraine prophylaxis and used Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: 16 Mg/day) starting NS. After starting Candesartan Cilexetil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abortion Missed, Oligohydramnios, Exposure During PregnancyAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pramipexole (0.18 Mg, Tid)
  • Amitriptyline (25 Mg, Per Day)
  • Zolmitriptan
  • Metoclopramide
Although Candesartan Cilexetil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abortion Missed, may still occur.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9463776
Swelling Face, Lip Swelling
This Swelling Face problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 61-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Apr 17, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Betamethasone Dipropionate
  • Betamethasone Valerate
  • Cetirizine
  • Dermol
  • Doxazosin
  • Epaderm
  • Epipen
  • Eucerin Urea
When using Candesartan Cilexetil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Swelling Face, Lip SwellingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Swelling Face, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9463052
Aggression, Anger, Somnolence, Feeling Abnormal, Impaired Driving Ability, Irritability, Mood Altered, Hypersomnia, Tearfulness
This Aggression side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 45-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: cardiac failure.The patient was prescribed Candesartan Cilexetil (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jul 10, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bisoprolol
  • Furosemide
  • Sildenafil
  • Tramadol
.After starting to take Candesartan Cilexetil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Aggression, Anger, Somnolence, Feeling Abnormal, Impaired Driving Ability, Irritability, Mood Altered, Hypersomnia, TearfulnessThese side effects may potentially be related to Candesartan Cilexetil.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9449580
Blood Pressure Increased, Nausea, Headache, Dizziness
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Pressure Increased, Nausea, Headache, Dizziness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Candesartan Cilexetil treatment in female patients, resulting in Blood Pressure Increased side effect.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9439162
Muscle Spasms
This report suggests a potential Candesartan Cilexetil Muscle Spasms side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: NA) starting
Mar 27, 2013. After starting Candesartan Cilexetil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Muscle SpasmsAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Actikerall
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Lisinopril
  • Nifedipine
  • Hydromol
Although Candesartan Cilexetil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscle Spasms, may still occur.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9437660
Muscle Spasms
This Muscle Spasms problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
May 14, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Nifedipine
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Actikerall
  • Lisinopril
  • Hydromol
When using Candesartan Cilexetil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Muscle SpasmsAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscle Spasms, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9426657
Sinus Headache, Tinnitus, Fatigue, Tremor, Blood Pressure Increased, Muscle Tightness, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Product Substitution Issue
This Sinus Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Candesartan Cilexetil (drug dosage: 8mg?90 Count?2 Tabs Every Morning And 1 Tab Every Evening?by Mouth), which was initiated on
Jul 14, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atacand
  • Calcium With Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Fish Oil
  • Over The Counter Multivitamin
.After starting to take Candesartan Cilexetil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Sinus Headache, Tinnitus, Fatigue, Tremor, Blood Pressure Increased, Muscle Tightness, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Product Substitution IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Candesartan Cilexetil.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9397019
Hyperkalaemia
This is a report of a 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Candesartan Krka (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Kaleorid
  • Spironolakton
  • Pradaxa
  • Trimetoprim Meda
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hyperkalaemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Candesartan Krka treatment in female patients, resulting in Hyperkalaemia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9394739
Flatulence, Diarrhoea
This report suggests a potential Candesartan Flatulence side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from SE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Candesartan (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Candesartan the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Flatulence, DiarrhoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Bisoprolol
  • Waran
  • Hydrokortison Ccs
  • Daivonex
  • Furosemid
  • Allopurinol
  • Acetylcystein
  • Propyless (200mg/g)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Candesartan demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Flatulence, may still occur.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9388915
Anaemia, Gastrointestinal Carcinoma, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Dyspnoea, Serum Ferritin Decreased, Arthralgia
This Anaemia problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 82-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201006 this consumer started treatment with Candesartan Cilexetil (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Alfacalcidol (0.25 Ug, Qd)
  • Adcal (1 G, Bid)
  • Diltiazem (300 Mg, Qd)
  • Doxazosin (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Gliclazide (40 Mg, Bid)
  • Omeprazole (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Eprex (3000 Iu, Qw3)
  • Eprex (3000 Iu, Qw)
When using Candesartan Cilexetil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Anaemia, Gastrointestinal Carcinoma, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Dyspnoea, Serum Ferritin Decreased, ArthralgiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anaemia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9384688
Hypotension, Febrile Neutropenia, Pharyngeal Inflammation, Nerve Root Compression, Lobar Pneumonia, Staphylococcus Test Positive
This Hypotension side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 58-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,diffuse large b-cell lymphoma.The patient was prescribed Candesartan (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 15, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gemcitabine
  • Gemcitabine
  • Gemcitabine (Daily)
  • Gemcitabine (Daily)
  • Oxycontin (As Required)
  • Oxycodone (As Required)
  • Famciclovir
  • Allopurinol
.After starting to take Candesartan the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hypotension, Febrile Neutropenia, Pharyngeal Inflammation, Nerve Root Compression, Lobar Pneumonia, Staphylococcus Test PositiveThese side effects may potentially be related to Candesartan. The patient was hospitalized.
Candesartan Side Effect Report#9384174
Hypertension, Product Substitution Issue
This is a report of a 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Candesartan (dosage: 32 Mg Daily Po, start time:
Jun 13, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hypertension, Product Substitution Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Candesartan treatment in male patients, resulting in Hypertension side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Candesartan on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Candesartan Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Malaise 26
Renal Failure Acute 22
Dizziness 18
Hypotension 15
Agitation 14
Oligohydramnios 14
Acute Psychosis 11
Hyponatraemia 11
Vomiting 11
Asthenia 10

What are common Candesartan Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Renal Failure Acute 40
Hypotension 26
Diarrhoea 21
Hyperkalaemia 13
Vomiting 12
Malaise 11
Myalgia 11
Anaemia 10
Arthralgia 10
Dyspnoea 10

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    Candesartan Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0378-3001
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameCandesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide
    Namecandesartan cilexetil and hydrochlorothiazide
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since20121204
    LabelerMylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE
    Strength(s)16; 12.5
    Unit(s)mg/1; mg/1
    Pharma ClassAngiotensin 2 Receptor Antagonists [MoA],Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker [EPC],Increased Diuresis [PE

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 659

    Candesartan safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 66

    Reported hospitalizations: 293

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