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Medicine For Candesartan Allergy
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 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
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
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
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
I take atacand (candesartan) plus and concor5mg for HBP, can I take Cialis during? Or what should I take for ED please.
Can you suddenly come off Atacand if bp has been normal? Or must you wean? Was used for migraines, now cured. Safe to stop candesartan abruptly?
This is an: Angiotensin receptor blocking agent.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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
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
2nd ingredient: HCT stands for "hydrocholorthiazide", a second ingredient added to make Atacand (candesartan) more effective. ...Read more
No: Definitely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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