Candesartan

Category: Blood Pressure



Candesartan Overview

Candesartan (rINN) /kændsrtn/ is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used mainly for the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure. The prodrug candesartan cilexetil is marketed by AstraZeneca and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, commonly under the trade names Blopress, Atacand, Amias, and Ratacand. It is available in generic form. Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Hypertension 1.2 Congestive Heart Failure 1.3 Prehypertension 1.4 Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation 1.5 Combination wit...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candesartan

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Candesartan - Terrible back ache and joint pain

I have been on Candesartan for about 3 to 4 weeks now (8mg) in addition to Amlodipine. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon as I have awful back pain and joint pain. I can’t do any housework or get on with my life as I feel so rigid. Can this happen on Candesartan? ## Hello Louise, Since I don't know the specific brand that you are taking I only researched the side effects associated with Candesartan in general. The follow side effects are listed on the NIH website, I have highlighted the ones that are relevant to your concerns. Side Effects: runny or stuffy nose sore throat cough back pain joint pain stomach pain diarrhea headache dizziness tired feeling feeling like you might pass out chest pain swelling in your hands or feet slow heart rate weak pulse tingly fee...

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Candesartan causing weight gain and bloating

Hi. I have been on 4 mg of Candesartan for 2 weeks. I had to stop Amlopidine because of shortness of breath. I have had palpitations and now look like I am 6 months pregnant and feel bloated. Is this normal? ## Hello, Nandy! How are you? Those are side effects that you should speak to your doctor about, you may be retaining too much fluid, which this medication can cause according to NIH reports, and it could be dangerous if left uncontrolled. You may need to try a different medication. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and hypotension. Are you urinating the same as usual, or do you find yourself going less? Are you on any other medications?

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candesartan and lercandipine

I have suffered from high BP since 2006. Until 6 months ago too bendroflumazide and candesartan in low doses. I was advised to stop the bendroflumazide and continue with candesartan. This did not control BP and the dose was increased and I could not tolerate it at 16 mg due to serious joint pains. The dose was halved and in addition I was given 10 mg of lercandipine. I suffered swelling in my joints and legs and ultimately could not tolerate it. For a short while after I remain on 8 mg of candesartan. The swelling in my left leg did not alleviate and following an MRI scan I was found to have Sonk in my left leg .. ( blood marrow swelling ) with no medical reason and yet prior to tablets I was very physically fit and well with no injury. I have now had knee surgery to alleviate the sympt...

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Stopping candersartan

I’ve been on 8mg candersartan for a month , at lowered my blood pressure quite quickly , but now it’s been a month I just checked it on someone’s machine and it was too low ,116/59, I have not had any alcohol for a month also so that was causing my high blood pressure and I’ve lost half a stone as was 3 stone too heavy , so maybe the life style change would of lowered it anyway and the pills maybe have made it too low which I’ve heard is dangerous, I’m getting a new machine tonight so if it’s very low on that , can I stop the pills , obviously see a doctor but that can be hard to get an appointment ## It would be best not to stop the medication without your doctor's approval. There is a chance that it could be the only thing that is successf...

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Can this drug cause fatigue

I am on 8mg candesarton and i am getting up at 6am to go to work coming home and falling asleep at 8pm at night. I exercise by walking,swimming and pilates. I just seem to be very fatigued and wondered if the medication is causing this. My blood pressure is steady around 130/78 i check it most nights. ## Yes, it can cause fatigue and drowsiness as side effects, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and frequent urination. Are you on any other medications? I take a related medication called Losartan, and it does the same thing to me, quite frequently. It can be very annoying, and exhausting.

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candesartan cilexetil

Atacand, one a day tablets, 16mg each. ## This medication is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Are you on any other medications?

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bruising, spontaneous subcutaneous bruising, migraine, haema

My daughter is suffering from a rare and ongoing medical condition that defies a specific diagnosis but presents as a (practically) continuous headache, with spontaneous sub cutaneous bruising around one eye, exceptionally severe and painful. Consultant prescribed candesartan, was initially succesful in diminishing frquency and intensity of bruising around eye, but bruising has now moved to initially one arm ( approximately 2 inch diameter circles, then progressively larger) and now on both arms ( underneath) to the extent that both underneath arms from wrist to elbow are almosy entirely covered with dark ( blackish, not blue) bruising,can anybody help by responding with info on similar conditions/treatments/results of using candesartan, thank you. ## I would like to make it clear that ...

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using candesartan with viagra

i am on candesartan 32mg since 3months can i take viagra 25mg while using it without any problems? ## No, due to the nature of how Viagra works in the body, the U.S. FDA warns that taking it with a blood pressure or cardiac medication could cause your blood pressure to go too low, which may put you in danger. Have you consulted your doctor for advice?

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Wheezing with candestartan

Has anyone experienced wheezing as a side effect of this drug. Currently on 16mg pd,just started a week ago. Was swapped from lisinoprol after developing a persistent cough. Still have cough but wheezing now too. Do not have asthma. Thank you, Rosie ## Yes I get wheezing and a cough ,,disc Monday hate these tabs ## A cough can be a side effect, according to the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. However, wheezing is not and you should have it checked out by your doctor to be safe. Are either of you on any other medications? ## Thank you both. Beginning to think wheeze is not caused by these tablets and am looking at other causes.Also on statins and occasionally indomethacin for gout attacks. Wishing you both a very happy Christmas.

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Dry thickly cough Candersartan

i am a 62 year old and have been on candersatan for approximately 6 years. I developed a dry tickly cough about 3 years ago and thought it was an allergy as it comes and goes and I can go for several days without coughing. Recently it has got worse and is frequently accompanied by watery eyes and blocked nose. It is keeping both me and my husband awake at night. To be honest it's driving me nuts. My work involves numerous telephone conversations and clients are now commenting on my cough! Time to get sorted I think! Coughing has happened before on a previous medication but I can't remember the name of that. I was swapped on to Candersatan to eliminate coughing! Is there any blood pressure drug that doesn't have this side effect? ## Hello, Jenni! How are you doing? I'm so...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Candesartan
  • Tablet: 16mg, 32mg, 4mg, 8mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Candesartan: (15 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0781-5936 Candesartan Cilexetil 4 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5937 Candesartan Cilexetil 8 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5938 Candesartan Cilexetil 16 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5939 Candesartan Cilexetil 32 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 33342-114 Candesartan 4 mg Oral Tablet by Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • 33342-115 Candesartan 8 mg Oral Tablet by Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • 33342-116 Candesartan 16 mg Oral Tablet by Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • 33342-117 Candesartan 32 mg Oral Tablet by Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • 49884-658 Candesartan Cilexetil 4 mg Oral Tablet by Par Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • 49884-659 Candesartan Cilexetil 8 mg Oral Tablet by Par Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • 49884-660 Candesartan Cilexetil 16 mg Oral Tablet by Par Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • 49884-661 Candesartan Cilexetil 32 mg Oral Tablet by Par Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • 60687-119 Candesartan Cilexetil 8 mg Oral Tablet by American Health Packaging.
  • 60687-130 Candesartan Cilexetil 32 mg Oral Tablet by American Health Packaging.
  • 60687-241 Candesartan Cilexetil 16 mg Oral Tablet by American Health Packaging

Other drugs which contain Candesartan or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

Related Candesartan Topics:

Candesartan - Terrible back ache and joint pain
I have been on Candesartan for about 3 to 4 weeks now (8mg) in addition to Amlodipine. I have a doctor's appointment... 1 reply
Candesartan causing weight gain and bloating
Hi. I have been on 4 mg of Candesartan for 2 weeks. I had to stop Amlopidine because of shortness of breath. I have had ... 1 reply
candesartan and lercandipine
I have suffered from high BP since 2006. Until 6 months ago too bendroflumazide and candesartan in low doses. I was advi... 1 reply
candesartan cilexetil
Atacand, one a day tablets, 16mg each. ## This medication is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certai... 1 reply
candesartan16
Can I use viagra 50 daily while I'm using candesartan 16 daily ## Hello, Yahya! How are you? If you have high blood ... 1 reply
using candesartan with viagra
i am on candesartan 32mg since 3months can i take viagra 25mg while using it without any problems? ## No, due to the nat... 1 reply
Stopping candesartan
I have been taking candestartan for several years starting at 4mg and then halving the tablets to 2 mg and with consulta... 2 replies
Lercanidipine and Candesartan
I have just been prescribed Lercanidipine and Candesartan for my BP and was told not to take Ramapril anymore because of... 4 replies
Breathing problems on Candesartan
Hi, I've been on candesartan for a few months and I'm experiencing difficulty in my breathing. I feel like I hav... 1 reply






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