Atacand is used for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. This medicine is used alone or in combination with some other blood pressure medications. Atacand is related with the class of medications known as angiotensin II receptor blockers. It helps to slow down the high blood pressure and treat heart failure. It acts by comforting blood vessels. Candesartan helps to stop the activity of angiotensin II. This effect helps the blood pressure to get reduced. Atacand is also useful for treating the kidney problems caused by type 2 diabetes. This medicine is not instant effective and can show its full effect within 1 to 2 months.
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It is important to follow the dosing timetable set by the doctor to avoid an overdose. Overdose of this medicine can cause some serious effects.
This medicine can cause some side effects like chest pain or heavy feeling, pain in arm or shoulder, vomiting, and sweating. If these conditions persist for long time or get worse, talk to your doctor immediately.
You must discuss the risks, benefits, dosage and side effects with your doctor too. Take the dose according to the prescription of your doctor. Do not take overdose of this medicine. You must tell your medical history to your doctor so that he guides you better. Do not let anyone else use your medicine otherwise it may be harmful for that person to take this medicine without the permission of the doctor. Avoid taking this medicine if you have allergy from this drug or from any of its components.