Atacand HCT Interactions
More Detail About Atacand HCT Interactions
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Atacand HCT is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
When taking Atacand HCT with a diuretic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. This is more likely to occur when Atacand HCT is first started. In order to decrease the chances of this interaction, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dose of Atacand HCT and/or monitor you more closely.
Potassium Supplements or Salt Substitutes With Potassium
If you are taking Atacand HCT along with a potassium supplement or a salt substitute with potassium, the levels of potassium in your blood may become too high. This can cause serious problems. For your particular situation, talk to your healthcare provider about using potassium and Atacand HCT together.
If you are taking both Atacand HCT and a potassium-sparing diuretic, your body may metabolize the drugs differently than intended and/or increase the levels of potassium in your blood. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress more closely.
Lithium (Eskalith, Lithane, Lithonate, Lithotabs)
If you are taking both Atacand HCT and lithium, your body may metabolize the drugs differently than intended and increase the lithium levels in the blood. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your serum lithium levels more frequently.
Taking insulin with Atacand HCT may cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). For your particular situation, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or adjust your dose of insulin as needed.