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Atacand (Candesartan)

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Generic Equivalent of Atacand

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Candesartan4 mg
Candesartan8 mg
Candesartan16 mg
Candesartan32 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Atacand?

A Prescription is required to acquire Atacand from licensed online pharmacies Canadawide.

What Is The Drug 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.

How Does Atacand Work In The Body?

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 is the generic form of Atacand?

The generic form of Atacand is candesartan and is manufactured by Sandoz.

How Is Atacand Supplied and Stored?

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.

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.

What Is the Cost of Atacand?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the generic Atacand (candesartan) 4 mg at an unbeatable price of $51 for a supply of 100 tablets, which is $0.51 per tablet. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

What Kind Of Drug Is Atacand?

Atacand belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It contains the active ingredient candesartan and is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure.

How Long Does It Take For Candesartan To Take Effect?

The medication candesartan starts to work after about 2 hours of its intake to reduce blood pressure and may take up to 4 weeks to show its complete effect. However, if you have been prescribed candesartan for heart failure, it can take up to weeks, or even months before you start feeling better.

When Should You Take Atacand?

Take Atacand exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional. It is recommended to take your dose at the same time every day. The medication is to be taken once daily. Even if you have been prescribed two tablets daily, you should take both of them at the same time, unless otherwise told by your doctor. This medication can be taken with or without food but should be consistently taken the same way every day.

What Happens If You Stop Taking Candesartan?

Sudden and abrupt stopping of candesartan can lead to an increase in blood pressure, which can increase your chances of having a stroke or a heart attack. Do not stop taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

What Should I Avoid While Taking 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.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Atacand?

Drinking alcohol can further potentiate the blood pressure lowering effects and other side effects of candesartan. Hence avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication.

How is Atacand Metabolized in Body?

The drug is extensively metabolized in the liver and has a half-life of approximately 9 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Atacand?

Like all other medications, Atacand can also cause side effects. Common side effects 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 doctor right away.

When Should You Not Take Atacand?

Do 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

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking 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.

What Medicines Can Interact With Atacand?

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

Where Can I Buy Atacand Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Atacand can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Atacand Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.astrazeneca.ca/content/dam/az-ca/downloads/productinformation/ATACAND%20-%20Product-Monograph_001.pdf
2. https://beta.nhs.uk/medicines/candesartan/
3. https://www.healthline.com/health/candesartan-oral-tablet
4. https://www.cardiosmart.org/Healthwise/d043/22/d04322
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