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Atacand (candesartan cilexetil)

Company: Astra Merck
Approval Status: Approved June 1998
Treatment for: hypertension
Areas: Cardiovascular / Cardiology; Diabetes / Endocrinology
Possible similar drugs: Atacand; Atacand

| General Information | Clinical Results | Side Effects |

General Information

Atacand has been approved for once-daily treatment of hypertension. Atacand belongs to a group of antihypertensive medications called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) which represent the first new class of antihypertensive agents in the United States in more than a decade.

Clinical Results

In clinical trials involving more than 7,000 hypertensive patients, Atacand has been shown to reduce blood pressure over a 24-hour period.

Side Effects

Adverse experiences that occurred in at least one percent of patients treated with Atacand and at a higher incidence vs. placebo included back pain, dizziness, upper respiratory tract infection, pharyngitis, and rhinitis. The drug should not be used in women who are pregnant or by people who are allergic to any component of the medication.

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Atacand Drug Information

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