Atacand (Candesartan)-Generic




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Atacand Generic Uses and Side Effects:

Chemical Name CANDESARTAN (kan-de-SAR-tan)

Atacand (Candesartan)

Atacand generic or Candesartan is a type of medicine that is also known as an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, or simply a blocker. Candesartan Cilexetil drug ensures the smooth flow of blood by preventing narrowing of blood vessels. This medicine is used to treat hypertension that is a condition where the blood pressure is higher than normal even when the patient is relaxed. It is also used with other drugs to help heart failure issues. Heart failure is a condition when the heart is unable to pump strongly enough to supply it throughout the body.

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Follow the directions and dosages given by the doctor carefully. Usually, one Atacand generic tablet is taken daily. The dosages may vary for different people according to age, weight and medical condition and is usually 8mg per day or 16mg of candesartan cilexetil per day.


Candesartan Cilexetil drug is available in 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, or 32 mg of candesartan cilexetil per tablet. It further includes inactive substances such as:

  • Hydroxypropyl cellulose
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Lactose
  • Corn starch
  • Carboxymethylcellulose calcium
  • Magnesium stearate

Ferric oxide is added as a colorant to the 8-mg, 16-mg, and 32-mg that gives the tablets reddish brown color.


Use all medicines by the consultation of the doctor. Do not skip doses or give up the medicine altogether without a doctor’s recommendation. Following measures need to be taken while using candesartan cilexetil.

  • Do not use Atacand if you have allergies without consultation with your doctor.
  • Do not use the drug if you have liver diseases.
  • Not to be used by pregnant females or who plan to get pregnant.
  • Not to be used by breastfeeding mothers.
  • Not suitable for use by children.
  • Do not overdose.
  • Atacand may cause dizziness; do not drive or operate machinery until fully alert.
  • Drink lots of water when taking Atacand.

Side Effects

Common side effects of this drug include:

  • A runny nose
  • A sore throat
  • Joint pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • A headache
  • Lethargy
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting