Candesartan Cilexetil drug acts as the active ingredient, which is a member of biphenyls. This ingredient is an angiotensin-receptor blocker that treats hypertension. It lowers blood pressure by antagonizing the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and prevents the blood pressure by increasing the effects of angiotensin II. The medicine does not have the adverse effect of dry cough. It may be used to treat hypertension, isolated systolic hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy and diabetic nephropathy. It can be used as an alternative agent to treat heart failure, systolic dysfunction, myocardial infarction, and coronary artery disease.
Class of Drugs – An angiotensin receptor blocker
Molecular Formula – C33H34N6O6
Molecular Weight - 610.7 g/mol
Working: This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers. This Candesartan Cilexetil pill causes the muscle cells to contract and the blood vessels to narrow which leads to an increase in blood pressure. It blocks the angiotensin receptor so as to prevent the action of angiotensin. It leads to the blood vessels expands and blood pressure to reduce.
Uses: This medicine is approved for the treatment of hypertension in adults and in children less than 17 years of age, to lower blood pressure. The lowering of blood pressure reduces the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, strokes and myocardial infarctions. It also treats heart failure in adults with left ventricular systolic dysfunction to reduce cardiovascular death and to reduce heart failure.
Popular Brands and Dosages: The component Candesartan Cilexetil is used in popular brands mentioned below:
- Atacand: 4 mg, 8 mg, 16 mg, and 32 mg
Maintain a healthy diet and exercise while treating with this medicine.