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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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?

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

Yes: blood pressure should decrease several hours after taking the med. More importantly is how your mother feels- does she feel weak or have a headache. is she under stress, what health issues does she have etc. Short term, a bp of 150/95 is not serious, but I would keep a log of bp. Time and date, readings and then make appointment with her primary and go over her bp medications and adjust as needed ...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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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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I take atacand (candesartan) plus and concor5mg for HBP, can I take Cialis during? Or what should I take for ED please.

I take atacand (candesartan) plus and concor5mg for HBP, can I take Cialis during? Or what should I take for ED please.

Avoid nitrates: Cialis Viagra and Levitra (vardenafil) interact with nitrates like sub-lingual nitroglycerin and imdur or Isosorbide. It does not interact with atacand or concor. You should check with your doctor however, to make sure you are physically fit for sex. ...Read more

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Can I take aspirin cardio with atacand (candesartan) 32 and concor 2, 5?

Can I take aspirin cardio with atacand (candesartan) 32 and concor 2, 5?

Yes: This group of drugs is a sensible combination for heart rate and blood pressure lowering and to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. They are safe to take together, provided that your blood pressure is being monitored by a healthcare professional who has prescribed these medications. ...Read more

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What happens if someone takes premarin, (conjugated estrogens) atenolol, candesartan, and flecainide acetate?

What happens if someone takes premarin, (conjugated estrogens) atenolol, candesartan, and flecainide acetate?

BP Rhythm control: The medication you are taking are used for distinctly different reasons. Premarin (conjugated estrogens) an estrogen is used for post-menopausal symptoms. Atenolol and candesartan are a beta blocker and angiotensin receptor blocker used for blood pressure control. Flecainide is an antiarrhythmic usually used for atrial fibrillation control. They are all acceptable to be used together for their intended purpose. ...Read more

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My father take Atenolol 50mg and candesartan 12mg for HTN, now he experience frequent ectopic beat (symptomless) what is the best management, bestregard?

Probably none: Asymptomatic ectopic beats may not require any treatment at all. Talk with his family doctor or cardiologist to make sure the ectopy is a "normal" type beat and not an arrhythmia that would require additional treatment. ...Read more

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I take Sotolol, Cardizem, Atacand, (candesartan) and Clonodine for my BP & tachycardia. My cardiologist, nor my GP recommend exercise of any kind. 3rd opinion?

I take Sotolol, Cardizem, Atacand, (candesartan) and Clonodine for my BP & tachycardia. My cardiologist, nor my GP recommend exercise of any kind. 3rd opinion?

?: Are you saying they DO or they DON'T recommend exercise? (can't tell from the wording of your question). Obviously they know details of your condition that aren't available to me, but generally exercise of some kind is recommended. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Taking 2x1080mg K-Citra daily, 1x100mg zyloprim, (allopurinol) plus 1x16mg candesartan. Any contra-indications I should be concerned about?

Careful...: Potassium is not warranted in most cases with candesartan. The latter is an angiotensinogen receptor block and can cause you to retain the excess potassium. Too high a potassium level can be very serious. Review your medications with your physician and your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Have you heard and what do you think of candesartan for migraines. I have daily migraines and my neurologist want to try me on this.?

Not a bad option: Ordinarily candesartan is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. In your case, if typical anti-migraine medications haven't worked, or if you are unable to take them, this medication could treat the underlying cause of your headaches and make them go away. I would try it per your neurologist's recommendations and see if it helps you. ...Read more

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80yo F, high BP @10 PM (160/90) and on mornings, otherwise 115/65. Worse if stressed. Lercandipine, candesartan or ramipril, dose/sth else?

80yo F, high BP @10 PM (160/90) and on mornings, otherwise 115/65. Worse if stressed. Lercandipine, candesartan or ramipril, dose/sth else?

Maybe no medicine: Blood pressure is dynamic and changes during the day with a variety of causes including anxiety, and physical activity. In the absence of cardiac disease and at your age the risks of giving medication to treat the peak blood pressure might be more than the benefit as your blood pressure could drop too low at other times. Thorough evaluation of the risks and benefits of treatment should be done. ...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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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Atacand (Definition)

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