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Candesartan Cilexetil, Hydrochlorothiazide: Oral tablet

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Candesartan/HCTZ 16-12.5mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: A CS 
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Candesartan/HCTZ 32-12.5mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: A CJ 
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Candesartan/HCTZ 32-25mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: A CD 
How This Drug Works
ARBs and Diuretic Combinations
Combination medications may work in more than one way. Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers, or ARBs, help relax blood vessels and adjust body fluid balance. Only the ARB trait of this drug is explained by the video.
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 Candesartan Cilexetil, Hydrochlorothiazide: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

CANDESARTAN; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (kan de SAR tan; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a drug that relaxes blood vessels and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pressure.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Atacand HCT: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Candesartan Cilexetil, Hydrochlorothiazide: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
56.86%
43.14%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.0%
1.4%
38.8%
59.8%
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