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    Atacand (Candesartan)

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Atacand4 mg
    Atacand8 mg
    Atacand16 mg
    Atacand32 mg

    Generic Equivalent of Atacand

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Candesartan4 mg
    Candesartan8 mg
    Candesartan16 mg
    Candesartan32 mg


    Generic Atacand Near Me
    * The product images are for reference only. Generic equivalents may also be supplied by alternate manufacturers.

    How and Where to Buy Atacand Online?


    You can buy Atacand online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.

    Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Atacand?


    The brand Atacand comes from Turkey and New Zealand and is manufactured by AstraZeneca. The generic form of Atacand also called Candesartan comes from Canada manufactured by Ranbaxy or Sanis or Sandoz and from United Kingdom manufactured another generic manufacturer.

    What Dosages and Forms is Atacand available in?


    The generic version of Atacand (candesartan) is available in 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg and 32 mg dosage forms in the packaging of 100 tablets.

    What is Atacand used for?


    The medication Atacand is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults and in children of 6 to 17 years of age. Atacand is also used for the treatment of heart failure in adults. Atacand (candesartan) belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). You can recognize an ARB because its medicinal ingredient ends in “-SARTAN”. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the arteries and letting the blood flow more freely. Atacand does not cure high blood pressure and helps only to control it. Hence, it is important to continue taking the medication regularly even if you feel fine.

    What Are The Possible Side Effects of Atacand?


    Atacand can lead to certain side effects. Common side effects of Atacand include dizziness, falls, drowsiness, insomnia, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, back or leg pain, muscle cramps, cough, sore throat, dry mouth, cold symptoms, pneumonia, fainting spells, confusion. Side effects in adults and children are similar but may occur more frequently in children. Atacand can also lead to abnormal test results. Some of the common side effects of Atacand include low blood pressure accompanied by dizziness, light-headedness, and fainting, irregular, fast or slow heartbeat, increased levels of potassium in the blood causing irregular heartbeats, muscle weakness and generally feeling unwell. Some uncommon side effects of Atacand include allergic reaction with rash, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing or breathing, kidney disorders with symptoms such as change in frequency of urination, nausea, vomiting, swelling of extremities, fatigue, presence of blood in urine, liver problems with symptoms such as yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing. Some rare side effects of Atacand include rhabdomyolysis with symptoms of muscle pain that you cannot explain, muscle tenderness or weakness, dark brown urine, decreased platelet count leading to bruising, bleeding, fatigue and weakness, inflammation of the pancreas resulting in abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, chest pain, stroke with symptoms of face or arm weakness, abnormal speech and blurred vision, loss of consciousness. These are not all the possible side effects of Atacand. In case of any unexpected effect, contact your healthcare professional right away.

    Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Atacand?


    Atacand can lead to dizziness, light-headedness or fainting, especially after the first dose and when the dose is increased. Hence before performing tasks that need special attention such as driving or operating machinery, wait until you know how you respond to this medication. Also, drinking alcohol can further potentiate the blood pressure lowering effects and other side effects of candesartan. Hence avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication.

    You should not take Atacand if you:

    • Are allergic to candesartan or any other ingredients in Atacand

    • Have experienced an allergic reaction with swelling of the hands, feet, or ankles, face, lips, tongue, throat, or sudden difficulty breathing or swallowing to any other ARB

    • Are taking a medicine that contains aliskiren (such as Rasilez), used to lower blood pressure

    • Have diabetes

    • Have kidney disease

    • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Taking Atacand during pregnancy can cause harm and even death to your unborn baby

    • Are breastfeeding. It is possible that Atacand passes into human breast milk

    • Are less than 1 year old

    • Have hereditary diseases such as Galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, Glucose-galactose malabsorption as lactose is a non-medicinal ingredient in Atacand

    Before you start taking Atacand, be sure to tell your doctor if you:

    • Have experienced an allergic reaction to any drug used to lower blood pressure including ACE inhibitor

    • Have narrowed artery or heart valve

    • Had a heart attack or stroke in the past

    • Have heart failure

    • Have diabetes

    • Have liver or kidney disease

    • Are on dialysis

    • Suffer from dehydration, excessive vomiting or sweating

    • Are taking a salt substitute that contains potassium, potassium supplements, or a potassium-sparing diuretic (a specific kind of “water pill” that makes your body keep potassium) or other drugs that may increase your potassium levels such as heparin or cotrimoxazole.

    • Are on a low salt diet

    • Are taking a medicine that contains aliskiren (such as Rasilez), used to lower blood pressure

    • Are taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. You can recognized ACE inhibitor because their medicinal ingredients end in “PRIL”

    • Are taking an ACE inhibitor together with a medicine which belongs to a class of drugs known as mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (such as spironolactone, eplerenone).

    • Are pregnant. Atacand should not be used in pregnancy. If you discover while taking Atacand that you are pregnant, stop taking the medication and contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

    • Are going to have an operation. If you are currently taking Atacand and are going to have an operation, be sure to tell your doctor or dentist about your medication before you are given an anesthetic.

    Drug interactions


    It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

    Medicines which interact with Atacand include:

    • Drugs containing serum potassium, such as salt substitute that contains potassium, potassium supplements, a potassium-sparing diuretic (a specific kind of “water pill”) or other drugs that may increase your potassium levels such as heparin or cotrimoxazole.

    • Lithium (a medicine used to treat bipolar disease)

    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain and swelling such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib

    • Other blood pressure lowering medications such as diuretics (“water pills”), ACE inhibitors or aliskiren

    • Rifampin (an antibiotic used to treat leprosy or tuberculosis)

    • Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (such as spironolactone, eplerenone) and ACE inhibitors used in heart failure

    Atacand Storage and Safety Information


    The medication should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C, in the original package and in a dry place. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

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