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What is the difference between candesartan tablets and candesartan cilexetil tablets both at 16mg?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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? When should it go down ? How long will it take for the blood pressu
Watch it a little: Candesartan is an arb class drug. It has a medium half life of 5-10 hours so it may not work immediately. Watch the blood pressure for the next few hours. Should she have headaches or blurred vision then seek medical attention. Record her blood pressures at different times and take them with you for the next doctor visit. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
This is an: Angiotensin receptor blocking agent.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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