The Atacand dose your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on several factors, including the medical condition that is being treated, your medical history, and your current medications. The Atacand dosage may be increased or decreased after several weeks, when the effects of the medication on blood pressure can be measured. In order for Atacand to work properly, it is important to take the medication exactly as it is prescribed. Do not stop taking Atacand without consulting a healthcare provider.
Atacand Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Atacand® (candesartan cilexetil) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking
- How you respond to Atacand.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Atacand Dosing for High Blood Pressure in AdultsThe recommended starting dosage of Atacand for most adults with high blood pressure (hypertension) is Atacand 16 mg once a day. Based on the blood pressure response or Atacand side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects of Atacand on lowering blood pressure. Most people require a final dose of Atacand 2 mg to 32 mg either as one daily dose or two smaller doses.
If you have moderate to severe liver disease (including cirrhosis), your healthcare provider may choose to start with a lower dose of Atacand and monitor you more closely.