What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

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.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Atacand (Candesartan)

Known as Amias in the UK

Brand

Atacand (Candesartan)

Generic

Generic Equivalent - Atacand (Candesartan)

Prescription Required

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    Description

    Atacand Generic Uses and Side Effects:

    Candesartan Cilexetil Drug Chemical Name CANDESARTAN (kan-de-SAR-tan)

    Atacand (Candesartan)

    Atacand generic or Candesartan is a type of medicine that is also known as an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, or simply a blocker. Candesartan Cilexetil drug ensures the smooth flow of blood by preventing narrowing of blood vessels. This medicine is used to treat hypertension that is a condition where the blood pressure is higher than normal even when the patient is relaxed. It is also used with other drugs to help heart failure issues. Heart failure is a condition when the heart is unable to pump strongly enough to supply it throughout the body.

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    Directions

    Follow the directions and dosages given by the doctor carefully. Usually, one Atacand generic tablet is taken daily. The dosages may vary for different people according to age, weight and medical condition and is usually 8mg per day or 16mg of candesartan cilexetil per day.

    Ingredients

    Candesartan Cilexetil drug is available in 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, or 32 mg of candesartan cilexetil per tablet. It further includes inactive substances such as:

    • Hydroxypropyl cellulose
    • Polyethylene glycol
    • Lactose
    • Corn starch
    • Carboxymethylcellulose calcium
    • Magnesium stearate
    Ferric oxide is added as a colorant to the 8-mg, 16-mg, and 32-mg that gives the tablets reddish brown color.

    Cautions

    Use all medicines by the consultation of the doctor. Do not skip doses or give up the medicine altogether without a doctor’s recommendation. Following measures need to be taken while using candesartan cilexetil.

    • Do not use Atacand if you have allergies without consultation with your doctor.
    • Do not use the drug if you have liver diseases.
    • Not to be used by pregnant females or who plan to get pregnant.
    • Not to be used by breastfeeding mothers.
    • Not suitable for use by children.
    • Do not overdose.
    • Atacand may cause dizziness; do not drive or operate machinery until fully alert.
    • Drink lots of water when taking Atacand.

    Side Effects

    Common side effects of this drug include:

    • A runny nose
    • A sore throat
    • Joint pain
    • Abdominal pain
    • Diarrhea
    • A headache
    • Lethargy
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    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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