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Mar 19, 2024

Blood Pressure


Candesartan (Atacand)


Candesartan (brand name: Atacand) is used to treat high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack, strokes, and other health complications that may arise with high blood pressure.

Candesartan belongs to the drug class angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). This means the drug blocks certain natural chemicals in the body from acting on the blood vessels, allowing them to loosen and blood pressure to reduce.


The adult dose is typically one candesartan 16 mg tablet daily or split into 2 doses. Your healthcare provider may begin you on a low dose of 4 mg per day to see how you react and allow your body to adjust to the medication and limit side effects.

Candesartan max dose is 32 mg per day.

Doses for children will be calculated by the healthcare provider based on weight. This medication is not recommended for children under a year old.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects

These side effects are mild and usually short-lived as the body adjusts to the medication. If any of the following side effects become bothersome or last more than a few days speak to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.

  • Dizziness
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

Serious Side Effects

These side effects are rare but could indicate serious health complications. Speak to your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Fainting
  • Slow/irregular heartbeats
  • Change in urine/bloody urine
  • Allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing, etc.)


Certain medications are known to affect the way candesartan works or increase your chance of side effects. Speak to your healthcare provider about any current medications and new medications you may begin taking while on candesartan.

Some of the medications that react with candesartan are:

  • Aliskiren
  • Lithium
  • Medications that increase potassium
  • NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.)


On average, candesartan 16 mg price is $80.93/month.

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