Feelings of Paranoia from Blood Pressure Medications.

Q: I retired and since then I have diagnosied as having high blood pressure. My general practitioner has prescribed me Candesartan 16 mg and bumetanide 1 mg in the mornings. I find that I am having paranoiac thoughts and also occasional aches. Is this to be expected?

A: You certainly could be experiencing side effects from your drugs. The side effects are more likely coming from the angiotensin II receptor antagonist, Candesartan than your diuretic. In general diuretics are better tolerated than other classes of drugs. Considering the seriousness of feeling paranoid, you should discuss changing your medication with your doctor. To learn more about what to expect with Candesartan go to this page at MedLinePlus.gov.

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