Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Atacand HCT if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- High cholesterol
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to other angiotensin II receptor blockers, sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Atacand HCT and Pregnancy)
- Are on dialysis
- Drink alcohol regularly
- Are breastfeeding.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Atacand HCT Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take Atacand HCT.)
Overdose With Atacand HCTPeople who take too much Atacand HCT may have overdose symptoms that can include extremely low blood pressure or increased heart rate.
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Atacand HCT Overdose for more information.)