Atacand HCT Interactions

Oral Diabetes Medication
Taking an oral diabetes medication with Atacand HCT may increase blood sugar levels. For your particular situation, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or adjust your dose of diabetes medications as needed.
 
Other Blood Pressure Medicine
When taking Atacand HCT with another high blood pressure medication, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to decrease the chances of this Atacand HCT interaction, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or change the dose of either medicine.
 
Alcohol
When taking Atacand HCT with alcohol, your blood pressure may decrease too much. For your particular situation, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about drinking alcohol while taking Atacand HCT.
 
Barbiturates
When taking Atacand HCT with a barbiturate, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to decrease the chances of this Atacand HCT interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of Atacand HCT, and/or monitor you more closely.
 
Narcotics
When taking Atacand HCT with a narcotic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to decrease the chances of this interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of Atacand HCT, and/or monitor you more closely.
 
Cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light, LoCholest)
Cholestyramine can bind to Atacand HCT in the digestive tract and decrease its absorption into the body. Atacand HCT should be taken at least one hour before, or four to six hours after, cholestyramine has been given to avoid this drug interaction.
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