Atacand is a blood pressure medication containing candesartan. Lowering blood pressure may reduce the risk of stroke, kidney problems or heart complications including heart attack. Candesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) that works by relaxing blood vessels enabling blood to flow more easily. Atacand may also be prescribed to treat heart failure.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Atacand include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Atacand:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Atacand?
If you miss a dose of Atacand, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
How long does it take Atacand to work?
It may take up to six weeks to feel the full effect of this medication. Continue taking candesartan even when you feel well.