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is atacand a beta blocker

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atacand (candesartan): Is an angiotensin receptor blocker.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: If they're indicated, they're safe to use together.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Candesartan: Atacand (candesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: No. It's an angiotensin receptor blocker.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atacand (candesartan): Is an arb angiotensin receptor blocker.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
A good medicine: Atacand (candesartan) belongs to the class called angiotensin-receptor-blocker, works by dilating blood vessels, including those in the kidneys. This ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Generic vs brand: Propranolol is a generic beta blocker that lowers blood pressure & heart rate. If you're physically active, it may not be best drug unless you hav ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
You mean dilatrate?: Dilatrate belongs to a class: calcium-chanel-blocker. By itself, it does not interact with Atacand (candesartan) and thus they can be used together to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Like what?: All meds have potential side effects, from tylenol (acetaminophen) to chemo drugs... Candesartan is usually a very well tolerated drug. It all depends ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience Cardiology
Not critical: The serum level of the medication in your body will fall off and there may be a decrease in the effect however you should simply resume the medication ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
See below: Propranolol is old and generic (introduced in the 1970s) Atacand (candesartan) is a branded drug because it's much newer so its patent hasn't expired.

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