What is Candesartan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Atacand APO-Candesartan Amias Show all

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Candesartan cilexetil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), indicated 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
Elevated blood pressure 37 15
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 29 22
Support heart health 4 3
Migraine 3 0
Headaches 2 0
Cardiomyopathy 1 1

Show all 24 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 4
None 37

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Candesartan

Side effect Patients
Cough 1
Decreased appetite 1
Diarrhea 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1
Fatigue 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Candesartan

Dosage Patients
8 mg daily 4
4 mg daily 3
16 mg daily 3
20 daily 1
32 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Candesartan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 5
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 10 patients who’ve stopped taking Candesartan

Duration

Currently taking Candesartan

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Candesartan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 33
Usually 11
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 42
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 11
Not specified 33

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Candesartan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Topiramate (Topamax) 3
Diltiazem (Cardizem) 1
Memantine (Namenda) 1
Perindopril (Coversyl) 1
Valsartan (Diovan) 1

Patients stopped taking Candesartan and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Losartan (Cozaar) 1
Nicorandil 1
Verapamil (Verapamil ER) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Candesartan

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slim18
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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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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