Generic Atacand, Candesartan

Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that is prescribed to treat hypertension. It is also used in combination with other drugs to treat heart failure.

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Candesartan

Uses
Candesartan is used FOR the treatment of hypertension ,heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease.
How it Works
Candesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Candesartan is also called an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist, or an AIIRA. Candesartan works by blocking the effect of a chemical called angiotensin II. Angiotensin II causes the blood vessels to narrow, so by blocking its effect, candesartan allows blood vessels to relax and widen. The pressure within blood vessels is reduced and it is easier for the heart to pump blood.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Candesartan may suffer from such side effects; Fatigue, Anemia, Renal impairment, Vertigo, Orthostatic hypotension, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased potassium level in blood

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