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    Candesartan

    Information about Candesartan

    Candesartan uses

    How candesartan works

    Candesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

    Common side effects of candesartan

    Back pain, Dizziness, Upper respiratory tract infection, Sore throat, Nasal congestion
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Dr. Varun Gupta
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    Last updated on:
    10 Jan 2020 | 12:39 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Candesartan

    • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
    • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
    • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
    • Do not take Candesartan if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions for Candesartan

    Candesartan

    Q. Is Candesartan an ACE inhibitor/ a beta blocker/ calcium channel blocker/ alpha blocker/ blood thinner?

    Candesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist

    Q. Is Candesartan safe?

    Candesartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q. Is Candesartan the same as atacand?

    No. Actacand is a prodrug containing Candesartan cilexetil which gets hydrolysed to Candesartan before absorption in body

    Q. Is Candesartan / Candesartan cilexetil a statin?

    No. Candesartan is not a statin

    Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ paracetamol with Candesartan / Candesartan cilexetil?

    Yes. However, you may require close monitoring by your treating doctor

    Q. Can I take viagra with Candesartan?

    Yes. However, viagra may add up the blood pressure lowering effect of Candesartan. Always consult your doctor before taking the combination

    Q. Can I take aspirin with Candesartan?

    Yes. However, aspirin reduces the blood pressure lowering effect of Candesartan and also prolonged combination use may affect your kidney function. You must consult your doctor prior to taking this combination

    Q. Can I take diclofenac with candesartan?

    Yes. However, diclofenac reduces the blood pressure lowering effect of candesartan and also prolonged combination use may affect your kidney function. You must consult your doctor prior to taking this combination

    Q. Can I take lemsip with Candesartan?

    Yes. You can take lemsip (Paracetamol) with Candesartan. However, always consult your doctor before taking any combination

    Q. Does Candesartan cause headaches/ hair loss/ weight gain/ erectile dysfunction/ constipation/ tinnitus/ cancer?

    Yes. Candesartan use may cause headache. However it is not known to cause hair loss, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, constipation, tinnitus or cancer. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

    Q. Does Candesartan make you tired?

    The use of Candesartan may rarely make you tired

    Q. Does Candesartan work?

    Yes. Candesartan works if used at prescribed does for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 10 January, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)