Table of Contents
- 1 What is the best time to take Atacand Plus?
- 2 What is the difference between Atacand and Atacand Plus?
- 3 What are the side effects of taking Atacand?
- 4 Is atacand safe?
- 5 What is the difference between Atacand and candesartan?
- 6 Is Atacand safe?
- 7 What kind of Medicine is Atacand plus used for?
- 8 What to do if you take too much Atacand plus?
What is the best time to take Atacand Plus?
Take ATACAND PLUS once a day, at about the same time each day. Keeping a regular time for taking ATACAND PLUS will help to remind you to take it. It does not matter whether you take ATACAND PLUS with food or on an empty stomach.
What are the benefits of Atacand?
Atacand is a type of medicine called an angiotensin II receptor inhibitor (or antagonist). Atacand is used for treating high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Atacand is also used to treat heart failure – increase survival, reduce hospitalisation and improve symptoms.
What is the difference between Atacand and Atacand Plus?
Atacand: Candesartan cilexetil. Atacand Plus: Candesartan cilexetil, hydrochlorothiazide. Atacand: Each tablet contains 8 mg, 16 mg candesartan cilexetil. Atacand Plus: One Atacand Plus tablet contains 16 mg candesartan cilexetil and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide.
Is atacand a good blood pressure tablet?
Atacand (candesartan) is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB). Candesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Atacand is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 1 year old.
What are the side effects of taking Atacand?
Common side effects of Atacand include:
- runny or stuffy nose,
- sore throat,
- back pain,
- joint pain,
- stomach pain,
How long does it take for Atacand Plus to work?
Candesartan starts to work after about 2 hours to reduce high blood pressure but it may take up to 4 weeks for full effect. If you’re taking candesartan for heart failure, it may take weeks, even months, before you feel better. If you have high blood pressure, you may not have any symptoms.
Is atacand safe?
ATACAND has been evaluated for safety in more than 3600 patients/subjects, including more than 3200 patients treated for hypertension. About 600 of these patients were studied for at least 6 months and about 200 for at least 1 year. In general, treatment with ATACAND was well tolerated.
Does atacand lower heart rate?
In hypertension, Atacand causes a dose-dependent, long-lasting reduction in arterial blood pressure. The antihypertensive action is due to decreased systemic peripheral resistance, while heart rate, stroke volume, and cardiac output are not affected.
What is the difference between Atacand and candesartan?
Candesartan is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral tablet. Candesartan is available as the brand-name drug Atacand. It’s also available as a generic drug.
Is atacand safe to take?
Is Atacand safe?
Is candesartan bad for kidneys?
Kidney damage warning: This drug may cause kidney damage. People with certain types of kidney damage or heart failure may have a higher risk. Your doctor will check your kidney function while you’re taking candesartan.
What kind of Medicine is Atacand plus used for?
What ATACAND PLUS is for. ATACAND PLUS is used to treat high blood pressure. Candesartan cilexetil is a type of medicine called an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (or blocker).
How does candesartan cilexetil and Atacand plus work?
ATACAND PLUS is used to treat high blood pressure. Candesartan cilexetil is a type of medicine called an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (or blocker). It mainly works by causing relaxation of blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a type of medicine called a diuretic. It works by reducing the amount of excess fluid in the body.
What to do if you take too much Atacand plus?
Immediately telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26) or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital immediately if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much ATACAND PLUS, even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
When to stop taking Atacand for high blood pressure?
You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time. It may take up to 4 weeks before your blood pressure is under control. Keep using Atacand as directed, and talk with your doctor if your blood pressure does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.