I have been on Candesartan for a couple of years. At first I thought I was suffering from IBS, but I now wonder if my problems of wind, colicky pains and sometimes diarrhoea are in fact caused by the Candesartan. Has anyone else experienced gastrointestinal side effects? My GP will blow any suggestions I make out of the water. Also I'm not keen to try yet another blood pressure medication as I've tried so many
Well, if you read the standard warnings for Candesartan (you can Google it on a number of sites), your symptoms are certainly listed.
It's hard to say how many people have those symptoms, and even whether it's this drug that causes them all alone or if it only happens in combination with something else. Drugs are just like that.
Would another ACE inhibitor or ARB be any different? How many have you already tried? Maybe try some over the counter gas suppressors, see if that helps, and try to see if the other symptoms correspond to one or another food item.
Hi Janice, 2 YEARS?? see your doctor. i started on losartan and was ready to give up after not even 3 days seriously horrible time, but one is supposed to wait a few days for side effects to calm, luckily it is gone now. Dangerous to go on for weeks, can lead to serious dehydration, in the side effects listed on line as others say - may have to stop if long term, could lead to electrolyte imbalances. ... some ARBs worse, see on the medical news re Olmersartan medoxomil