Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil)
What is Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil) used for?
Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil) is used to treat congestive heart failure and high blood pressure. It is either used on its own or with other medications. This drug is a type of angiotensin II receptor antagonist, which allows the heart to pump more efficiently and helps to lower high blood pressure.
How should I use Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil)?
Patients should take Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil) tablets orally. Patients are commonly prescribed one tablet to be taken 1 to 2 times per day. You should take this medication at the same time every day. Your physician may increase your dose gradually from time to time, usually not more than once every 2 weeks. Patients should note that it may take 4 to 6 weeks for the full benefits of treatment with this drug to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil)?
Patients who take Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil) may experience some side effects, such as:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects worsen, or if you notice decreased urination or any other more serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.