What is Candesartan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Atacand Amias APO-Candesartan Show all

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Candesartan cilexetil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB); it may be used for the treatment of patients with hypertension and patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 46 34
Elevated blood pressure 42 27
Support heart health 6 4
Migraine 5 0
Glomerulonephritis 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 6
Mild 7
None 57

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Candesartan

Side effect Patients Percentage
Chronic headache disorder 1
Cough 1
Decreased appetite 1
Depressed mood 1
Diarrhea 1
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Candesartan

Dosage Patients Percentage
32 mg daily 3
8 mg daily 2
16 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Candesartan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 8
Side effects too severe 6
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Candesartan

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Candesartan

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 59
Usually 11
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 69
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 27
Not specified 43

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Candesartan after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Topiramate (Topamax) 3
Losartan (Cozaar) 2
Valsartan (Diovan) 2
Atenolol (Atenol) 1
Diltiazem (Cardizem) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Candesartan and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Candesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand Plus) 2
Atenolol (Atenol) 1
Irbesartan (Avapro) 1
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Losartan (Cozaar) 1

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1 patient evaluation for Candesartan

Dec 20, 2011 (Started Feb 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Feb 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Feb 07, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support circulatory health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

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