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Can You Get Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Atacand. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Atacand, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil)?
Atacand, also known as candesartan, is an antihypertensive drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure in order to help you live a healthy life.
Lowering high blood pressure is key to helping reduce your risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
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Atacand (Candesartan Cilexetil) Prescription FAQs
How Does Atacand Work?
Atacand is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (or ARB) which blocks the body’s angiotensin II chemical, which is responsible for narrowing your blood vessels. ARBs have similar effects to ACE inhibitors, another type of blood pressure drug, but function slightly differently.
By relaxing the tension in the blood vessels, your heart is able to pump blood more easily. This reduces physical stress on the heart, and in turn lowers the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiac complications.
What is the Typical Atacand Dosage and Treatment?
In adults over 18, the initial recommended dosage is 4 mg once daily, doubled over two week intervals, until a 32 mg once daily is reached. Please keep in mind, these are recommended dosage amounts, and those taking Atacand should always follow their doctor’s specific directions.
In children, your doctor’s treatment plan will vary based on numerous health factors. Atacand is not recommended for those under one year old.
What are the Benefits of Atacand?
Atacand allows your heart to pump with more efficiency and ease by loosening your blood vessels. This lowers your blood pressure, and will reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems. Atacand can also be used to treat adults with heart failure.
What are Side Effects of Atacand?
Common side effects of Atacand may include:
- Back pain
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
You may experience one or a combination of these side effects, particularly when starting on a treatment plan. It is important to tell your doctor if even a mild side effect persists and impairs your lifestyle.
Call a doctor at once if you experience any more serious side effects, such as:
- Irregular heartbeats
- Signs of high potassium levels (nausea, slow heart rate, general weakness, loss of movement)
- Little or no urination
- Pain or difficulty urinating
- Swelling in your feet or ankles
- Extreme or unexplained exhaustion
Seek medical attention immediately if you develop signs of an allergic reaction to Atacand such as; hives, difficult breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In extreme cases, Atacand can cause a condition in which the skeleton muscle tissue begins to break down. This can lead to kidney failure, and you should call you doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, weakness, fever, or dark-colored urine.
What are Considerations and Precautions of Atacand?
Atacand is an FDA-approved drug that can be prescribed by your doctor. However, it is not right for everyone. Always tell your doctor your complete medical history and any other medications you may be taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are Atacand Interactions?
Drug interactions are critical to understand for your own safety. Interactions can occur between drugs if taken at the same time, so it is important for you and your doctor to know any other drugs that could complicate your use of Atacand.
Interactions may occur between Atacand and any of the following,
- Drugs that may increase the level of potassium in the blood (such as ACE inhibitors including benazepril/lisinopril, birth control pills containing drospirenone)
- Products for treatment of coughs and the common cold, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure or worsen your heart failure.
This is not a complete list of all the possible drug interactions with Atacand. It is useful to keep a list of your past and current medications to help your doctor determine what prescriptions are safe for you to use.
Who should NOT take Atacand?
Consult your doctor before taking Atacand if you,
- are on a low salt diet
- have an electrolyte imbalance
- have kidney disease
- have liver disease
- if you have diabetes
Do not take Atacand if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Atacan can be lethal to an unborn fetus and should never be taken during pregnancy. Consult your doctor about proper birth control for use during the duration of your Atacand treatment.
Can You Request an Atacand Prescription Online?
American law requires that patients consult with a doctor before being allowed to take prescription drugs.
At PlushCare, our licensed doctors will help you find the right care either on the phone or over a video chat. During your online consultation, they will help you find out if Atacand (or a different prescription medication) is right for you. Our doctors can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy for pick up at your convenience. To get started with PlushCare, book an appointment with one of our trusted doctors.
Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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