I ate a banana and immediately took Atacand 8 mg and my heart started racing, my blood pressure went up high and I ended up in the emergency room. I had also been taking vitamins which contained potassium. Was the potassium that caused a racing heart?
Yes, it could be due to the vitamin with potassium, Atacand (candesartan) is contraindicated with potassium. Risk factors for developing severe or life-threatening hyperkalemia may include renal impairment, diabetes, old age, severe or worsening heart failure (which could cause a racing heart), dehydration, and concomitant use of other agents that block the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system or otherwise increase serum potassium levels.
For more details it is recommended to seek medical attention, take care, be well & safe.
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