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Atacand® (candesartan cilexetil) is a medicine prescribed for treating heart conditions, such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It comes in the form of a tablet and is taken once or twice a day.
Atacand belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs for short. It works by relaxing the blood vessels to increase blood flow, and by improving the efficiency of the heart.
Although the medication is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using Atacand, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have medical conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, or kidney problems.
(Click Atacand for more information on this medication. Topics discussed in this article include dosing guidelines, clinical effects, side effects, and safety issues to be aware of while taking this drug.)
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