ATACAND Reviews

Average Rating: 3.1 (177 Ratings)

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DOSAGE
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 2  Stage 2 hypertension Initial side effects on 8 mg diminished after 2 weeks, but did not control BP well. Went up to 12mg - BP still erratic but now experiencing aching sinuses, tinnitus, heavy chest, lethargy. Negatively impacting on quality of life. Am otherwise fit, slim, active with no other health issues. Feeling depressed -horrible stuff F 69 6 weeks
12mg 1X D
8/17/2021
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 2  Hypertension Did not lower BP. Neck pain. Foggy head. Lowered heart rate. M 58 4 years
16 MG 1X D
1/6/2021
 5  High BP No side effects. This drug save my life. I was taking an ace inhibitor and her developed a horrible cough and thought I was stuck with that for the rest of my life which would've been absolutely horrible. Switch to atican and the cough disappeared over a couple of weeks I feel amazing and all my life to this drug because my blood pressure was stroke level without it!! F 64 2 months
16 mg 1X D
11/23/2020
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 2  Hypertension Hair loss,fatigue,abdominal weight gain, tinnitus Dreadful drug M 75 6 years
8mg 1X D
11/17/2020
 5  Hypertension None F 78 20 years
32 mg
4/25/2020
 1  BP "I have been taking 4mg Atacand for around 18 months along with 5mg Amlodipine taken at the same time of day. I used to take ACE inhibitor Lisinopril but found the constant coughing and clearing of my throat too much, hence switching to Candesartan. To my utter disappointment I found the coughing, clearing of my throat along with wheezing in bed at night did not go away. Now I am a 61 year old fit male who has never ever smoked and does a lot of mountain/fell walking etc. I decided to drop Candesartan altogether and can you believe my coughing has stopped by around 80% so I am now torn at what to do next whether to see my GP and try something else or not. However all this said I have not eliminated the Amlodipine yet but I have researched on the web with an overall consensus that Amlodipine does not cause upper respiratory problems or coughs. So I guess I have got a little more experiments to do yet. I hope this helps some of you." Manchester UK M 61
4mg 1X D
9/14/2019
 2  blood pressure depression, anxiety,lethargy, fog brain, wake up in the morning feeling like I stayed up all night and smoked weed. Flushed feeling stopped taking it and started feeling better almost right away. Now 4 days without and I feel like I am climbing out of a hole. Tried 9 meds of all different types all with too many side effects. NEXT! M 50 6 days
12 MG 1X D
5/27/2019
 4  Hgt blodtryck Viktkning Fungerar som Viagra.Hrt stnd M 76 16 days
3/10/2019
 4  Because of high blood pressure Skin rashes Is it possible to change from atacand plus to another one else? F 38 1 years
16/12.5mg
6/25/2018
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 3   Hair loss, libido lost, depression, finally... uncontrollable itching! Itching went away after two weeks off atacand F 58 10 years
16 mg
6/5/2018
 1  HBP Hair Loss, Sharp pains in hands, feet & my side.Severe belly swelling.I was prescribed 16mg, but I chose to cut in half & even 1/4's....still have issues. I have got to find another med or I'm going to be a bloated ball headed woman! Not happy. F 66 2 months
8mg
4/27/2018
 2  Ckd stage 3 I stared on 4mg 5 yrs ago. Blood pressure went down but not to recommened. After 4.5yrs I relunctently went up to 8 then 16mg. I have had debilitating pain in wrists and foot and brain fog. I will be telling the doctor i am not going to take this anymore and ask them what my others options are. I feel like my life is limited on this drug, especially my mental function and ability to walk atm!! F 36 5 years
16mg
4/3/2018
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 3  High blood pressure Severe weight gain, neck pain, abdominal bloat and pain with beating, blurred vision, brain fog, memory loss, swelling, tinnitus,libido loss of energy and muscle pain. I first started with 16 mg.... then a new doctor put me on 32 mg... shoutof never done that, with the increase in this medicine, I have suffered many side effects and also hospitalized. The cardersartin has an active ingredient in which is poisonous to me, I can only take name brand but still suffering from side effects, lowers your blood pressure but poisonous to your body trying to ween myself off!!!! F 48 10 years
32 mg 12.5
3/25/2018
 2  BP My other medication was causing a bad cough so I was put on atacand. Severe joint pain and head pain. I was on it for only 2 weeks. I can't shake the pain in my head and it is in the same spot. Sometimes it feels like someone is stabbing me. I am on a different medication but my head pain will not go.I did CT scan and even that is ok.I just gave up. Worst medication ever F 53 0 days
8mg
3/17/2018
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 3  BP Back pain ,muscle pain, all over my body legs at night arms ,I have been taking this drug it seem to me that something was changed with it I feel bad all about the time head pains like needles sticking me Im come in off my it been 1 week trying something new not show if Im haveing withdrawals are this new drug Im 60 I need to find something natural my body have had it with these side effects Jesus Im standing on your healing words it really time to stand on my faith in my Lord Jesus ! Dont trust drugs at all its all about money 250.00 for this Med and make you feel like , what ever you think I should put 😒 F 60 5 years
30
1/12/2018
 3  BP Back pain ,muscle pain, all over my body legs at night arms ,I have been taking this drug it seem to me that something was changed with it I feel bad all about the time head pains like needles sticking me Im come in off my it been 1 week trying something new not show if Im haveing withdrawals are this new drug Im 60 I need to find something natural my body have had it with these side effects Jesus Im standing on your healing words it really time to stand on my faith in my Lord Jesus ! Dont trust drugs at all its all about money 250.00 for this Med and make you feel like , what ever you think I should put 😒 F 60 5 years
30
1/12/2018
 1  Hypertension I m having swelling in big toe joints and also pain in wrists in thumb joints. Get a constant rash on face now and again especially near eyes. I've been on this I guess over 5 years now. Reading on side effects on line, I wonder?? F 69 0 years
Half tab
12/30/2017
 2  Blood pressure Terrible. Was on 16 mg and coped ok on that. dr doubled dose to 32mg. Bloated stomach, sore stomach, fuzzy in head, dry mouth, feel like. Am being poisoned. Dr finally relented and back on Atacand 16...only two days but do eel a bit better. Still sore stomach F 65 28 days
32 1X D
9/9/2017
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 2  Vestibular migraine The day after my first dose of atacand I felt a bit 'fuzzy' in the head but every day after it got worse until, on day 4, I couldn't get out of bed - my head felt 'full', I was so dizzy as soon as I stood up that I thought I would pass out, all I wanted to do was close my eyes and sleep, my feet were cold all the time, my pulse rate dropped down to low 50's and I was tingling in feet, hands and face. I can't keep going with these sort of debilitating symptoms as I work full time. I have had chronic medical conditions since childhood and live with a lot of symptoms that affect my quality of life but the symptoms from atacand (which my neurologist said is usually very well tolerated) were completely debilitating. F 43 4 days
4mg 1X D
4/25/2017
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 3  Systolic BP increase Severe muscle pain as from month 3,"electric current " feeling in the legs,pain achilles tendon,sometimes heart palpitations, M 66 150 days
16 1X D
3/27/2017
  

ATACAND  (CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL):  Candesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Candesartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This medication is also used to treat heart failure. This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 1 year due to increased risk of side effects.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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