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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband's cardiologist gave him a perscription for candesartan-hydrochiorothiazide 16-12.5 His blood pressure was 151/76, he has diabetes mellitus, COPD. What is that medication for?
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
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
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
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
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
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 on the recommended schedule and the levels will come back up. No need to double up on the dose. ...Read more
Yes: If they're indicated, they're safe to use together. ...Read more
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
What can be done about osteoporosis of the lower spice I am having a reaction to atacand (candesartan)?
Not from atacand (candesartan): Atacand does not cause bone loss. Osteoporosis can be caused by other medicines (prednisone, anti-seizure meds, possibly antacids). Treatment typically includes calcium, vitamin d, weight-bearing exercise, and a prescription of 1 of 3 types of drugs: bisphosphonates (eg, alendronate), Prolia or forteo. Ask your doctor what you should do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if I miss taking atacand (candesartan) in the evening can I take double dosage the next day, one am and one pm?
No: If you miss a dose, just get back on your normal schedule. ...Read more