Can I drink alcohol if I am using Atacand HCT?

If you are taking Atacand HCT to treat your high blood pressure, you should not drink alcoholic beverages. Atacand HCT can make you drowsy and dizzy, and alcohol can worsen these conditions. Drinking alcohol while taking Atacand HCT can also increase your risk of developing orthostatic hypotension, in which your blood pressure can abruptly fall too low when you stand up. Orthostatic hypotension may lead to fainting.

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