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What are possible side effects of Atacand HCT?

Most side effects of the blood pressure drug Atacand HCT (candesartan and hydrochlorothiazide) are mild and temporary.

Atacand HCT may cause frequent urination, especially at first. You may also experience a number of other side effects. Call your doctor if any of the following are severe or don't go away:
  • muscle weakness
  • headache
  • back pain
  • sore throat
  • dizziness
  • cramps, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • thirst
  • loss of appetite
  • hair loss
  • lightheadedness
Other side effects may be more serious. Call your doctor immediately if you experience:
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
  • hoarseness
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • sore throat with fever
  • a severe rash with peeling skin
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • decreased urination
  • fainting
This is just a partial list of possible side effects -- call your doctor if any symptom concerns you.

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