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Dr. James Krick
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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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

Dr. John Landi
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Atacand (Definition)

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