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Candesartan - Summary
Candesartan is a medication sometimes prescribed to help people with heart failure and high blood pressure. People who need a candesartan medication prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe candesartan cilexetil, including candesartan 32 mg, candesartan 16 mg and candesartan 8 mg tablets, when appropriate to do so.
What Is Candesartan Used For?
Candesartan, marketed under the brand name Atacand, is a medication indicated for use in some people with high blood pressure and heart failure. Candesartan is sold in the prodrug from, candesartan cilexetil, which is broken down into its active form in the gastrointestinal tract after oral absorption. Candesartan belongs to a class of medications known as selective AT1 subtype angiotensin II receptor antagonists - similar to irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), olmesartan (Benicar), telmisartan (Micardis) and valsartan (Diovan). Candesartan is thought to work by blocking the binding of angiotensin II to special receptors known as AT1 receptors throughout the body. In doing so, candesartan reduces vasoconstriction, aldosterone release, and sodium reabsorption, leading to blood pressure reduction in many people.
Candesartan - Price and Dose
Branded candesartan is expensive, but generic candesartan is moderately affordable, costing under 90 cents per candesartan 16 mg tablet at many pharmacies in the United States. Some insurance plans may help pay for costs associated with a candesartan prescription. For people paying out of pocket, candesartan coupons can sometimes be found online or through the manufacturer. Candesartan cilexetil itself is found as a powder that is white in color. After oral absorption, the peak serum concentration is generally reached within five hours and the elimination half life of is under ten hours. Candesartan is eliminated from the body in both the urine and the feces. Candesartan tablets should typically be stored at 25° C but check the package insert for exact instructions.
Can I Buy Candesartan Online?
Candesartan OTC is not available in the United States and one cannot simply buy candesartan online as candesartan is a prescription medication that first requires a consultation with a licensed medical provider before it can be dispensed. People are interested in getting a candesartan cilexetil prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe candesartan medication when appropriate to do so.
Candesartan - Side Effects
Candesartan can cause side effects when used and concerns regarding candesartan used should be discussed with a licensed medical provider and pharmacist. Side effects that can result from candesartan use include back pain, dizziness, upper respiratory infection, rhinitis and pharyngitis. Care must be taken when candesartan tablets are prescribed to people with liver or kidney problems. Candesartan and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to candesartan or other angiotensin II receptor antagonist medications should not take candesartan medication.
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Last updated June 3, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.