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Atacand
(Candesartan)

Formulation : Tablet

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Candesartan
(Generic alternative to Atacand)

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What is Atacand /Candesartan used for?

Atacand is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. Atacand can be used by itself, but may also be prescribed with other medications. Some patients may take Atacand to treat heart failure. Atacand works by relaxing the blood vessels, which results in lower blood pressure.

How should Atacand /Candesartan be stored?

Keep Atacand stored at 77 degrees F. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Atacand/Candesartan ?

Take Atacand as it was prescribed to you by the doctor. Atacand can be taken with or without food. Remember to take Atacand on a regular schedule in order to get the full benefit from it. Continue to take Atacand even if you feel better, unless directed to do otherwise by a health care professional.

When should Atacand /Candesartan not be taken?

Do not take Atacand if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medication or you are in the second or third trimester of your pregnancy.

What precautions should I follow when taking Atacand /Candesartan ?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also let your doctor know if you are taking any medication, herbal preparation, or dietary supplements and let your doctor know what you are allergic to. Let your doctor know if you are able to become pregnant, have a history of angiodema, have a history of heart problems, blood vessel problems, blood flow problems, liver or kidney problems, diabetes, history of stroke or recent heart attack, if you are dehydrated or have low blood volume, if you have an electrolyte problem, if you're on a low-salt diet, if you are on dialysis, or are scheduled for a major surgery.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Atacand /Candesartan ?

Because Atacand may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting do not drive, operate machinery, or partake in any other activities that may become dangerous. Atacand may cause serious side effects, make sure to contact your doctor immediately if you think you may be experiencing one. Atacand may not work as well in patients with an African background. Atacand should be used with extreme caution in children and the elderly. Atacand may cause birth defects or fetal death if it is taken while pregnant. Avoid taking Atacand if you are breastfeeding, are pregnant, or may become pregnant.

When should Atacand /Candesartan not be taken?

Seek medical attention immediately if any of these severe side effects occur: severe allergic reaction; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; dark urine; difficulty swallowing; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; muscle pain or cramps; severe or persistent stomach pain; symptoms of low blood pressure; unusual bruising or bleeding; yellowing of the eyes or skin.

Common side effects include: back pain; dizziness; and upper respiratory tract infection.

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