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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Candesartan (Overview)

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.


Dr. Oscar Novick
44 doctors shared insights

Candesartan (Overview)

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.


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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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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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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

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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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What do you suggest if my dr just prescribed me candesartan hctz and wellbutrin (bupropion). I took my first pills 4 and a half hours ago and i?

What do you suggest if my dr just prescribed me candesartan hctz and wellbutrin (bupropion). I took my first pills 4 and a half hours ago and i?

Be patient: and discuss it with your doctor. Wellbutrin may take a few days for its effect and you should NOT take your BP 4 1/2 hrs after taking meds. Do not stress yourself. Trust your doctor ...Read more

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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atacand (Definition)

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