Atacand and Atacand HCT

The below information on Atacand and Atacand HCT has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.

    Brand Name:Atacand and Atacand HCT
    Generic:Candesartan Cilexetil, Hydrochlorothiazide
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1998-06-04 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
This drug is available in the following forms:
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About Atacand and Atacand HCT

Atacand is used either alone or in combination with other drugs to treat:

  • high blood pressure.
  • heart failure. In heart failure patients, Atacand reduces heart-related death and hospitalizations due to heart failure complications.

Precautions for Atacand and Atacand HCT

Do not take Atacand when you are pregnant. If you find out you are pregnant while taking Atacand you should call your healthcare provider and stop taking Atacand as soon as possible. During the second and third trimester of pregnancy there have been reports of harm and even death to the fetus.

Side Effects of Atacand and Atacand HCT

  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
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