Article: Atacand Consumer Information

What is Atacand used for?

Atacand is used to treat high blood pressure. It may be used alone or with other drugs that treat high blood pressure.

Special Warnings with Atacand:

Do not take Atacand when you are pregnant. If you find out you are pregnant while taking Atacand you should call your health care provider and stop taking Atacand as soon as possible. During the second and third trimester of pregnancy there have been reports of harm and even death to the fetus.

What are some possible side effects of Atacand?

(This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Atacand. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose

For more detailed information about Atacand, ask your health care provider.

Revised: 7/25/00

Basic Information

Atacand®
Brand Name: Atacand®
Active Ingredient: candesartan cilexetil
Strength(s): 4mg, 8mg, 16mg, and 32mg
Dosage Form(s): Tablets
Company Name: Astra Merck Inc.
Availability: Prescription only
*Date Approved by the FDA: June 4, 1998
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.


Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Cache Date: February 24, 2005

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