CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL Frepan 16 milligrams
Generic Name: CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL
Brand Name: Frepan
Dosage Strength: 16 milligrams
Dosage Form: Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication) Heart failure, Hypertension
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
(Dosage) Oral Heart failure
Adult: Initially, 4 mg once daily, may be doubled at intervals of not <2 wk. Max: 32 mg once daily.
Adult: Initially, 8 mg once daily adjusted according to response. Maintenance: 8 mg once daily. Max: 32 mg/day as single or in 2 divided doses. Patients w/ intravascular volume depletion: Initially, 4 mg once daily.
Child: 1 to <6 yr Initially, 200 mcg/kg/day. May increase according to response to 50-400 mcg/kg/day.≥6 yr <50 kg: 4-8 mg/day, adjusted according to response to 2-16 mg/day; ≥50 kg: 8-16 mg/day, adjusted according response to 4-32 mg/day. All doses may be given as a single dose or in 2 divided doses.
(Contraindications) History of angioedema. Severe hepatic impairment or cholestasis. Concomitant use w/ aliskiren in patients w/ DM. Pregnancy.
(Precautions) Patients w/ volume or Na depletion, CHF, aortic or mitral valve stenosis, renal artery stenosis. Patients undergoing major surgery and anaesth. Renal and mild to moderate hepatic impairment. Lactation.
(Adverse Reactions) Dizziness, headache, vertigo, back pain, upper resp tract infections, pharyngitis, rhinitis, hypotension, hyperkalaemia, increased serum creatinine.
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