What is Candesartan cilexetil 2mg
What is candesartan Cilexetil 2mg?
Candesartan cilexetil 2mg is a drug marketed under the brand name cilexetil. Cilexetil is used in treating high blood pressure. Cilexetil can also be used in the treatment of heart failure and also in preventing strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
Who shouldn’t use candesartan Cilexetil 2 mg?
This medicine should not be administered to children under 1 year old. Pregnant or breastfeeding persons should only use this medication if the potential benefits outweigh the possible risks.
How do I use candesartan Cilexetil 2 mg?
This medication should be used by mouth with or without food. The dosage should be based on your condition, your body weight, and the doctor’s recommendation. Do follow any instructions in the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication. To get the most benefit from using candesartan, use this drug at the same time every day. Also note that when treating high blood pressure, the full benefits of the drug may not show up until after 6 weeks of consistent use.
What are the side effects of using candesartan Cilexetil 2 mg?
The following side effects may occur while using candesartan Cilexetil 2 mg:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Symptoms of high blood potassium (muscle weakness and irregular heartbeat)
Is candesartan Cilexetil 2 mg a Beta blocker?
Candesartan is not a beta-blocker, rather, it belongs to a class of medication known as angiotensin receptor blockers. Examples of drugs that are beta-blockers include acebutolol, atenolol, and betaxolol, and bisoprolol fumarate.