Cardosart

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Active ingredient:
Candesartan cilexetil 8 mg;  
Available from:
Douglas Pharmaceuticals Limited
INN (International Name):
Candesartan cilexetil 8 mg
Dosage:
8 mg
Pharmaceutical form:
Tablet
Composition:
Active: Candesartan cilexetil 8 mg   Excipient: Croscarmellose sodium Hyprolose Lactose monohydrate Magnesium stearate Maize starch Triethyl citrate
Units in package:
Blister pack, PVC/PVdC-Al, 28 tablets
Class:
Prescription
Prescription type:
Prescription
Manufactured by:
Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd
Therapeutic indications:
Hypertension
Product summary:
Package - Contents - Shelf Life: Blister pack, PVC/PVdC-Al - 28 tablets - 36 months from date of manufacture stored at or below 25°C - Blister pack, PVC/PVdC-Al - 30 tablets - 36 months from date of manufacture stored at or below 25°C - Blister pack, PVC/PVdC-Al - 60 tablets - 36 months from date of manufacture stored at or below 25°C - Blister pack, PVC/PVdC-Al - 90 tablets - 36 months from date of manufacture stored at or below 25°C
Authorization number:
TT50-8595a
Authorization date:
2010-06-24

ConsumerMedicineInformation

CARDOSART ®

Candesartancilexetil4mg,8mg,16mgand32mgtablets

Whatisinthisleaflet

Thisleafletanswerssomeifnotallofthecommonquestionsabout

CARDOSARTtablets.

Itwillnothavealltheavailableinformation.

Itdoesnottaketheplaceoftalkingtoyourdoctororpharmacist.

YourdoctorhasweighedtherisksofyoutakingCARDOSARTagainst

itsbenefitsbeforeprescribingitforyou.

Ifyouhaveanyconcernsabouttakingthismedicinedoaskyourdoctor

orpharmacist.

Keepthisleafletwiththemedicine.Youmayneedtoreaditagain.

WhatCARDOSARTisusedfor

CARDOSARTisusedfortreatinghighbloodpressure.

HowdoesCARDOSARTwork

CARDOSARTcontainstheactiveingredientcandesartancilexetilwhich

belongstoagroupofmedicinescalledangiotensinIIreceptorantagonists.It

blockstheeffectsofthehormoneangiotensinIIandcausesrelaxationofthe

bloodvesselswhichresultsinaloweringofthebloodpressure.

BeforeyouuseCARDOSART

Whenyoumustnottakeit.

Themedicineshouldnotbetakenif:

Thepackageistornorshowssignsoftampering.

Theexpirydateprintedonthepackhaspassed.Themedicinemay

notworkaswellifyoutakeitaftertheexpirydatehaspassed.

Youarepregnant,thinkyoumightbepregnantorconsidering

becomingpregnant.

Youarebreastfeeding.

YouareallergictoanyoftheingredientsinCARDOSARTlistedatthe

endofthisleaflet.Allergicreactionsymptomsincludeswelling,itching,

rash,breathingdifficulties.

Important:YoushouldnottakeCARDOSARTifyouhavehadproblemsinthe

pastwhentakingmedicinescontainingcandesartancilexetil.

BeforeyoustarttotakeCARDOSARTinformyourdoctorif:

youhaveanyheart,liverorkidneyproblems.

yousufferfromlactoseintolerance

Takingothermedicines

Tellyourdoctorifyouaretakinganyothermedicinesincludinganythatyou

haveboughtfromapharmacy,healthfoodshoporsupermarket.

SomemedicinescouldinterferewithCARDOSART.Thesemedicinesinclude:

lithium

potassium-sparingdiuretics,potassiumsupplementsorsaltsubstitutes

thosewhichhelploweryourbloodpressure,particularlydiuretics

Yourdoctororpharmacisthasmoreinformationonmedicinestobecareful

withoravoidwhiletakingCARDOSART.

Askyourdoctororpharmacistifyouarenotsureaboutthislistofmedicines.

UsingCARDOSART

Takingyourmedicine.

Youareadvisedtofollowallthedirectionsgiventoyoubyyourdoctoror

pharmacistverycarefully.Thedoctororpharmacist’sadvicemaydifferfrom

theinformationinthisleaflet.ItisimportanttokeeptakingCARDOSART

everydayandasyourdoctorhastoldyouto.

Thenormaladultdosefortreatinghighbloodpressureiseitherone8mg

tabletorone16mgtableteachday.

Takingyourmedicineatthesametimeeachdaywillhavethebesteffect.It

willalsohelpyoutorememberwhentotakeCARDOSART.Yourdosecan

betakenwithorwithoutfood.Ifyouhaveseverekidneyorsevereliver

problems,yourdoctormayprescribeasmallerdose.CARDOSARTisnot

normallyrecommendedforchildren.

Thingstobecarefulof:

CARDOSARTmaycausedizzinessand/ordrowsinessandaffectalertnessin

someindividuals.Ifthisoccurs,avoidoperatingmachinery,drivingacaror

doinganythingthatcouldbedangerous.

TellyourdoctorifyoubecomepregnantwhileyouaretakingCARDOSART.

Overdose

TelephoneyourdoctorortheNationalPoisonsInformationCentre

(Telephone0800POISONor0800764766)foradviceorgotoyour

nearestAccidentandEmergencycentreimmediatelyifyouthinkthat

youoranyoneelsemayhavetakentoomuchCARDOSART,evenif

therearenosignsofdiscomfortorpoisoning.

WhileyouareusingCARDOSART

Ifyouforgettotakeit:

Ifitisalmosttimeforyournextdose,skipthedoseyoumissedandtakeyour

nextdosewhenyouaremeantto.Otherwise,takeitassoonasyou

rememberandthengobacktotakingitasyouwouldnormally.

Donotdoubleadosetomakeupforoneyouhavemissed.

Ifindoubtaskyourdoctororpharmacist.Theycanalsohelpwithhintsifyou

havetroublerememberingyourdose.

Howlongtotakeit:

DonottakeCARDOSARTtabletsforlongerthanyourdoctorsays.

YoumusttakeCARDOSARTeveryday.Continuetakingyourmedicineforas

longasyourdoctortellsyou.

Thingsyoumustnotdo:

DonotstoptakingCARDOSARTunlessyouhavediscusseditwithyour

doctor.

DonotgiveCARDOSARTtochildren.Thereisnoinformationonitsusein

children.

Donotuseittotreatanyothercomplaintsunlessyourdoctortellsyouto.

Donotgivethismedicinetoanyoneelseeveniftheyhavethesamecondition

asyou.

Sideeffects

Tellyourdoctororpharmacistassoonaspossibleifyoudonotfeelwellwhile

youaretakingCARDOSART.

MostpeopletakingCARDOSARTdonotsufferanyunwantedeffects.All

medicinescanhavesideeffects.Someoftheseareserious,mostofthem

arenot.SomepeopletakingCARDOSARTmayoccasionallyexperience

unwantedeffectswhichareusuallymildanddonotlastforlong.Belowisthe

listofpossiblesideeffectsyoucouldgetwhiletakingCARDOSARTtablets:

headache

coldorflu-likesymptoms

backpain

dizziness

feelingorbeingsick

coughing

feelingtired

stomachache

diarrhoea

sorethroat

swellingofthefeet

bronchitis

runnyorblockednose.

ThesearethemorecommonsideeffectsseenwhentakingCARDOSART

tabletsandaregenerallynotharmful.However,contactyourdoctorifthey

botheryoutoomuch.

Unwantedeffectsreportedveryrarelyare:

swellingoftheface,lips,tongueand/orthroat,

rash,

hives,

itching,

jaundice(yellowskinand/oreyes)

increasedlivertests.

Ifyousufferfromanyoftheseeffects,orifyougetanyotherunusualor

unexpectedsymptoms,talktoyourdoctororpharmacist.Ifyoudevelop

swellingoftheface,lips,tongueand/orthroat,immediatelycontactyour

doctororgotoyournearestAccidentandEmergencycentre.Youmayhave

hadaserious(allergic)reactiontoCARDOSART.

Otheradverseeffectsnotlistedabovemayalsooccurinsomepatients.Tell

yourdoctorifyounoticeanyothereffects.

AfterusingCARDOSART

Storage

Keepyourtabletsintheblisterpackuntilitistimetotakethem.Ifyoutake

CARDOSARToutoftheblisterpackitwillnotkeepwell.

Keepthetabletsinacooldryplacewherethetemperaturestaysbelow25°C.

Donotstoreitoranyothermedicineinthebathroomornearasink.Donot

leaveitinthecaroronwindowsills.Heatanddampnesscandestroysome

medicines.

Keepitwhereyoungchildrencannotreachit.Alockedcupboardatleastone-

and-a-halfmetresabovethegroundisagoodplacetostoremedicines.

Disposal

IfyourdoctortellsyoutostoptakingCARDOSARTorthetabletshavepassed

theirexpirydate,askyourpharmacistwhattodowithanythatareleftover.

Productdescription

CARDOSARTtabletscomeinfourstrengths,containingeither4mg,8mg,16

mgor32mgofcandesartancilexetil.

4mgtabletsarewhite,roundtabletswithascoremarkononeside

andembossedC4onthesameside.

8mgtabletsarewhite,roundtabletswithascoremarkononeside

andembossedC8onthesameside.

16mgtabletsarewhite,roundtabletswithascoremarkononeside

andembossedC16onthesameside.

32mgtabletsarewhite,roundtabletswithascoremarkononeside

andembossedC32onthesameside.

Eachtabletcontainstheactiveingredientcandesartancilexetil.

Eachtabletalsocontains

maizestarch

lactosemonohydrate

triethylcitrate

hydroxypropylcellulose

croscarmellosesodium

magnesiumstearate

CARDOSART4mg,CARDOSART8mg,CARDOSART16mgand

CARDOSART32mgtabletscomeinablisterpackcontaining28or30

tablets.

Supplier:

CARDOSARTissuppliedinNewZealandby:

DouglasPharmaceuticalsLimited

POBox45027

Auckland0651

pH:(09)8350660

Thisleafletwaspreparedon31May2010

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