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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

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Atacand (Candesartan)

Also Known as Amias

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Brand

Atacand (Candesartan)

Prescription Required

Strength
Qty
4mg
8mg
16mg
32mg

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Generic Equivalent - Atacand (Candesartan)

Prescription Required

Strength
Qty
4mg
8mg
16mg
32mg

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure in patients who are at least one year of age. It is also used to treat heart failure and decrease hospitalization due to heart failure. In addition, it is used to reduce death due to cardiovascular problems.

    Atacand is available in 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, and 32 mg oral tablets.

    Directions

    Take Atacand exactly as your doctor has prescribed. If you have any questions or concerns about the medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

    Each patient's Atacand dosage depends on age and the condition being treated. Your doctor will tell you how much you should take and how often.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Atacand is candesartan cilexetil, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). Hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol, lactose, corn starch, carboxymethylcellulose calcium, and magnesium stearate are the inactive ingredients contained in each tablet. Ferric oxide is also an inactive ingredient used as a colorant in the 8 mg, 16 mg, and 32 mg tablets. 

    Contraindications

    Patients who are allergic to Atacand or to any of its ingredients should avoid the medication. 

    Diabetic patients should not take Atacand with aliskiren.

    Cautions

    Atacand has an FDA Boxed Warning against its use in pregnancy. Atacand should be stopped as soon as possible once pregnancy is detected. Atacand can cause harm and death to an unborn baby.

    • Before you start taking Atacand, talk to your doctor about your:
      • Medications
      • Allergies
      • Current health problems and past medical history
      • Pregnancy or breastfeeding status
    • Atacand can cause low blood pressure. Patients should monitor their blood pressure regularly.
    • Atacand can decrease kidney function.
    • Atacand can increase potassium levels in the blood.

    Side Effects

    Common Atacand medication side effects include headache, dizziness, low blood pressure, impaired kidney function, and high potassium levels in the blood; however, other side effects can occur. If bothersome or persistent side effects develop, contact your doctor right away.

    With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Atacand online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.

    Reference:

    Atacand (candesartan cilexetil). Wilmington, DE: AstraZeneca LP; 2015.




    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1353

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