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Atacand (Overview)

Atacand is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Doctors, what is the difference between atacand (candesartan) and atacand (candesartan) hct?

Doctors, what is the difference between atacand (candesartan) and atacand (candesartan) hct?

2nd ingredient: HCT stands for "hydrocholorthiazide", a second ingredient added to make Atacand (candesartan) more effective. ...Read more

Atacand (Overview)

Atacand is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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My aunt just had a surgery and prescribed with atacand (candesartan) 16mg. She had a low potassium, high kreatine level and kidney problem. Pls advise if its ok ?

My aunt just had a surgery and prescribed with atacand (candesartan) 16mg. She had a low potassium, high kreatine level and kidney problem. Pls advise if its ok ?

Atacand (candesartan) may not be..: The best choice when renal problems already exist. Labetolol and calcium channel blockers, and/or hydralizine may be better options. At this point i would recommend seeing a nephrologist! ...Read more

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Can you have side effects whilst going off atacand BP med. He is slowly reduceing the 4mg dose?

Can you have side effects whilst going off
atacand BP med. He is slowly reduceing
the 4mg dose?

Atacand (candesartan) : Usually you do not wean off by meds, most can be simply changed to another med that is better tolerated. If you are stopping it because you have altered your lifestyle and your BP is better then you can stop it. ...Read more

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Nosebleeding side effects of atacand (candesartan) plus and zacor?

Epistaxis: The nosebleeds are likely not a side effect of the Atacand or zocor (simvastatin) but as a result of uncontrolled high blood pressure or nasal dryness. Try some nasal saline or a humidifier and see if this improves your epistaxis. ...Read more

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Dear dr, my mom is 74 years old, her blood pressure is high at the moment, 170/105 I gave her 16 mg of candesartan cilexetil, but only went down 150/ 95 within 15 minutes, is that normal? How long will it take for the blood pressure to go down ?

High systolic BP: At age 74, your mother has systolic hypertension which is severely elevated. She is not on maximum therapy, as she is on only 16 mg candesartan; (c); the maximum dose is 32 mg/day. She probably needs another medicine to bring her BP to a systolic < 140 mm of mg. Speak to her doctor about adding another medicine to her c to get her BP under better control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a conflict between atacand (candesartan) and dilatrend?

Is there a conflict between atacand (candesartan) and dilatrend?

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 treat high blood pressure. Since they both lower bp, combo use may lower too much and cause hypotension/orthostatic hypotension etc..But otherwise they are safe together. If u have side effects/problems, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My BP was 200/90 I am on 32mg atacand (candesartan). How much more can I take?

Maximum dosage 32 mg: The maximum dosage of adacand is 32mg, so you cannot take anymore, you should see your doctor asap to get your BP controlled. Your doctor may need to add another medication or change your medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: candesartan?

Please describe the medication: candesartan?

ARB: This is a medication in a class of blood pressure medications called angiotensin ii receptor blockers (arbs). They work by blunting the effect of the molecule angiotensin ii which is in part responsible for causing blood vessels to contract and thus raising blood pressure. By blocking this molecule the blood vessels dilate and blood pressure goes down. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with atacand (candesartan) for bp?

Is anyone familiar with atacand (candesartan) for bp?

A good medicine: Atacand (candesartan) belongs to the class called angiotensin-receptor-blocker, works by dilating blood vessels, including those in the kidneys. This is a good/safe BP med, often used in folks with diabetes. Typically lowers 10-15 points of BP measurement. It is also available as combined med with a diuretic--atacand-hctz. Consult doc if you have problem/side effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if I take 27 sandoz-candesartan plus 16/12.5 mg?

Won't feel good: You'll become very ill and feel very poorly. If you're depressed, please, please, please seek counseling. Suicide is a permanent solution to a short term problem. There are ALWAYS alternative solutions but may require outside assistance to see all of your options. If you're feeling hopeless, try to remember times when you were happy - it can happen again. Life is far too precious to squander. ...Read more

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Took a double dose of atacand (candesartan) by mistake any advice?

Overdosing: Probably nothing to worry about. If you are very dizzy you should probably take it easy for the rest of the day. ...Read more

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My BP was 200/90 I am on 32mg atacand (candesartan). How much more can I take?

Maximum dosage 32 mg: The maximum dosage of adacand is 32mg, so you cannot take anymore, you should see your doctor asap to get your BP controlled. Your doctor may need to add another medication or change your medication. ...Read more

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Why is propranolol less expensive than atacand (candesartan)?

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 have palpitations or racing heart. Atacand is a brand of candesartan (http://www.drugs.com/atacand.html) which is an ARB which lowers BP & protects both kidneys & heart, useful in diabetes & heart failure. Generics are typically less expensive than brand ...Read more

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Is there a conflict between atacand (candesartan) and dilatrend?

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 treat high blood pressure. Since they both lower bp, combo use may lower too much and cause hypotension/orthostatic hypotension etc..But otherwise they are safe together. If u have side effects/problems, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Candesartan (Definition)

This is a medication in a class of blood pressure medications called angiotensin ii receptor blockers (arbs). They work by blunting the effect of the molecule angiotensin ii which is in part responsible for causing blood vessels to contract and thus raising blood pressure. By blocking this molecule the blood vessels dilate and ...Read more