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After taking the Amias version of Candesartan for some weeks I took two doses (8mg OD) of the generic version produced by Sandoz. Then I woke up during the night really struggling to breathe. It lasted about two hours. My nose was blocked and I struggled to clear my throat. A strong allergic reaction to a different ingredient in the tablet. Thankfully, I was able to change back immediately to the previous version but I wonder if anyone else has also reacted to one of the generic versions. (I know there are sound reasons for generic versions of drugs because of cost and also that there are variations in the formulations, indeed some years ago I had terrible leg cramps with Istin but not with the generic version so they are not all bad).
When I first took Amias (8mg OD) it reduced my systolic pressure to a regular 150, which was marvellous for an 86 year old. Then, after some eight or nine weeks, the reading began creeping up to the high 160's and low 170's. A cadiologist couldn't offer any explanation. I wonder whether, after that length of time, I am experiencing a buildup of one particular ingredient in the drug. Anyone else had the same experience? Would be very interested to know as I am thinking of reducing the dose to see what happens.
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