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an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, used in the treatment of hypertension; administered orally as candesartan cilexetil.
candesartan/can·de·sar·tan/ (kan″dĕ-sahr´tan) an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, used in the treatment of hypertension; administered orally as c. cilexetil.
an antihypertensive in the angiotensin II receptor antagonist class.
indications It is used to treat hypertension, either alone or in combination with other drugs.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Angioedema is a potentially life-threatening side effect. Dizziness, diarrhea, cough, and upper respiratory infection are common side effects. Other side effects include fatigue, headache, nausea, arthralgia, and pain.