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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


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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?

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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Has anyone who is prescribed candesartan experienced bad side effects?

Has anyone who is prescribed candesartan experienced bad side effects?

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 on what your definition of bad is?! ...Read more

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What are the effects of missing a single dose of atacand (candesartan)?

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

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Can you please tell me the potential effects of missing a single dose of atacand (candesartan)?

Missing dose: Missing a dose of Atacand (candesartan) can result in elevated blood pressure, so you should take the dose when you can unless you are due for the next dose. It is better to take the dose at the same time every day, so you are less likely to forget it. ...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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What can be done about osteoporosis of the lower spice I am having a reaction to atacand (candesartan)?

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 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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Does the med atacand (candesartan) have a diuretic?

Does the med atacand (candesartan) have a diuretic?

Can be: Atacand-hct is the formulation with the integrated thiazide diuretic added to enhance its blood pressure lowering effect. Available in various dose combinations. ...Read more

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Can the med atacand (candesartan) contain a diuretic?

Atacand (candesartan) and diuretic: Yes, Atacand (candesartan) (a) can have, and is marketed, with a diuretic. A comes in various doses and each strenght has a 12.5 and 25 mg dose of hydrochlorthiazide added to if, it the physician choses to prescribe it. ...Read more

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What is the different between losartan & candesartan?

Not much: They are manufactured by different companies. However, they both are the same in terms of mechanism of action. They are both angiotensin receptor blocker, and are effective for blood pressure treatment. You may have to check which medicine is covered under your insurance formulary. ...Read more

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Does the med atacand (candesartan) contain a diuretic?

No: Atacand by itself is an angiotensin receptor blocker, or arb, which is a vasodilator, not a diuretic. It is possible your Atacand is a combination pill, which includes a diuretic. This would typically be called atacand/hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). The hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) portion is a diuretic. ...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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I'm taking atacand (candesartan) plus for raynaud desease, does it really help?

I'm taking atacand (candesartan) plus for raynaud desease, does it really help?

Yes: Atacand (candesartan) is a blood vessel dilator which acts by blocking an enzyme called angiotensin ii. However, calcium channel blocker drugs (nifedipine) are generally tried first. In some cases they are used together. ...Read more

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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

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What number of milligrams of toprol (metoprolol) would I have to take to equal 12.5 mg of atacand?

See answer: There's no standard version between these two different medications as they are in different groups and have different mechanisms of action however since that is a low dose of Atacand (candesartan) I would start off with the lowest possible dose of metoprolol if the target is achieving blood pressure control with up titration as needed. ...Read more

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My dr have increased my atacand (candesartan) to 16mg in the morning & atenolol at night is that good?

Both are: Blood pressure meds which act in concert to control your bp. You should follow your doctor's advice, because controlling BP is important. ...Read more

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Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

No: Atacand (candesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Calcium channel blockers are drugs like amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking candesartan cilextil with rampiril. Why would I need both?

Side effects of taking candesartan cilextil with rampiril. Why would I need both?

Should not need both: The drugs work on parallel pathways but different mechanisms. You should not be on both drugs for most conditions except in specific instances such as if your doctor is a renal specialist. The risk is that the two drugs t higher doses can compromise kidney function or raise potassium levels dangerously. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Atacand (Definition)

Atacand is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more