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Atacand: Oral tablet

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  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Atacand 32mg Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: A CL  |  032
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Atacand 8mg Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: A CG  |  008
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Atacand 32mg Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: A CL  |  032
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Atacand 4mg Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: 004,A CF  |  004,A CF
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Atacand 4mg Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: 004,A CF  |  004,A CF
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Atacand 16mg Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: A CH  |  016
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Atacand 16mg Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: A CH  |  016
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Atacand 8mg Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: A CG  |  008
How This Drug Works
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers or ARBs
Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers, or ARBs, help relax blood vessels and adjust body fluid balance.
Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers, or ARBs, help relax blood vessels and adjust body fluid balance. Angiotensin II is a hormone that attaches to receptor sites in the blood vessel wall and causes blood vessels to become more narrow. ARBs attach to the same receptor sites as Angiotensin II. When ARBs bind to the blood vessel wall they block angiotensin II from binding at the receptor site. This keeps the blood vessels open and allows more blood to flow through the vessels.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Atacand: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

CANDESARTAN (kan des AR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure in children and adults. This drug is also used to treat adults with heart failure.

Similar Generic Drugs : Candesartan Cilexetil: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Atacand: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
55.0%
45.0%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.04%
2.15%
28.19%
69.61%
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