Cantab Plus is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It contains 2 medications: candesartan and hydrochlorothiazide.
Candesartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic). It increases the amount of urine you make, especially when you first start the medication. It also helps to relax the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
- dehydration or mineral loss, including extreme thirst, very dry mouth, muscle cramps/weakness, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, confusion.
- signs of kidney problems
- toe/joint pain
- muscle weakness
- slow/irregular heartbeat
- a decrease in vision, eye pain