ATACAND Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood pressure
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • headache
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • abnormal heart electrical signals
  • decreased kidney function
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • urinary tract infection
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • cough
  • intense abdominal pain
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • acute kidney failure
  • hives
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • depression
  • pink eye
  • ringing in the ears
  • laryngitis
  • a toothache
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • the inability to have an erection
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • itching
  • arthritis
  • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
  • muscle pain
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • excessive sweating
  • numbness
  • a skin rash
  • nosebleed
  • nausea
  • high blood sugar
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • ear inflammation
  • drug-induced hot flashes
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