What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Candesartan?Prior to taking this medication, you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Any allergies, including allergies to other angiotensin II receptor blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Atacand and Pregnancy)
- On dialysis
- Having surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medications you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any salt substitutes containing potassium or potassium supplements without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Candesartan for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take candesartan.)
Candesartan is not a cure for high blood pressure or congestive heart failure.
Candesartan has not been approved for use in children.
(Click What Is Candesartan Used For? for more information on uses of this medication, including possible off-label uses.)