Candesartan belongs to the class of inhibitors of the receptor of angiotensin II and acts by blocking the action of molecules that cause the natural narrowing of the blood vessels. In this way it allows the blood to flow more easily to the heart and pump it more efficiently.


What is Candesartan?


The candesartan is used alone or in combination with other drugs in the case of high blood pressure, but does not cure it. The effect is pressure control, which can last up to 4 to 6 weeks before falling significantly.

The candesartan can also be used in combination with other drugs in order to treat a condition known as congestive heart failure. In some cases, it can also be prescribed for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.


How should Candesartan be taken?


The candesartan is commercially available for oral use in the form of tablets. It should normally be taken 1 or 2 times a day, with or without food. Initially, the doctor may prescribe a low dose and then gradually increase it.


Side effects associated with Candesartan


The possible adverse effects associated with candesartan may include:


  • Dizziness
  • Sore throat
  • Back ache
  • Headache


It is recommended to consult a doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:


  • Difficulty breathing or difficulty swallowing
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles and calves
  • Hoarseness
  • Reduction in urine output


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Candesartan


Before taking Candesartan it is important to tell your doctor if:


You have allergies to the active substance, the excipients of the drug or other medicines

You suffer from diabetes or if you are taking aliskiren

  • You are taking other medications and herbal remedies or supplements, in particular, ACE inhibitors, aspirin or other NSAIDs, diuretics, antidiabetic agents, drugs for high blood pressure and potassium supplements
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from heart, kidney, or liver problems
  • You are breast-feeding


We should also avoid taking salt or potassium substitutes without first talking to your doctor and prior to undergoing any surgical intervention tell your surgeon or dentist that you are taking candesartan.