Atacand: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Atacand 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 Atacand Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take Atacand.)
Overdose With AtacandPeople who take too much Atacand may experience overdose symptoms that can include extremely low blood pressure or an increased heart rate.
If you happen to overdose on Atacand, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Atacand Overdose for more information.)
Atacand Storage MethodsAtacand should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Atacand tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep Atacand and all medications out of the reach of children.