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Atacand

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5.3
5.4  Effectiveness
6.6  Side Effects
5.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 5 Atacand side effects and 2 Atacand benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is candesartan and brand name is Atacand.

The active ingredients of this medication is candesartan cilexetil. Inactive ingredients include hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol, lactose, corn starch, carboxymethylcellulose calcium, and magnesium stearate.

Primarily used in the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension.
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Effectiveness of Atacand by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Atacand, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 90% 10% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 10% 20% 70% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 16.7% 16.7% 16.7% 33.3% 16.7%
Breathing 0% 0% 90% 10% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 90.9% 9.1% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 10% 90% 0% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 80% 10% 10%
Emotional Well-being 0% 9.1% 72.7% 18.2% 0%
Energy 0% 18.2% 63.6% 18.2% 0%
Eyesight 0% 10% 90% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 10% 80% 10% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 90% 10% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 81.8% 18.2% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 90% 10% 0%
Sexual Health 10% 10% 60% 10% 10%
Skin Complexion 0% 10% 90% 0% 0%
Sleep 9.1% 27.3% 45.5% 18.2% 0%
Stress Level 0% 0% 81.8% 18.2% 0%
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Commonly Reported Atacand Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 66.7% 0% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1%
Cold Symptoms 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Depression 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 50% 30% 10% 10% 0%
Drowsiness 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 75% 0% 0% 0% 25%
Headache 80% 10% 10% 0% 0%
Insomnia 72.7% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 75% 0% 0% 0% 25%
Skin Rash 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 88.9% 0% 0% 11.1% 0%
Stomach Ache 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Atacand Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 63.6% 27.3% 9.1% 0% 0%
Cough 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 27.3% 9.1% 45.5% 18.2% 0%
Elevated Blood Sugar 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Heartburn 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 66.7% 0% 22.2% 11.1% 0%
Reduced Libido 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Stuffy Nose 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Atacand
05 Apr 2014 Since taking Atacand I have difficulty sleeping, calf cramps and perioral parasthesia
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17 Sep 2009 Found muscle pain and weakness that linked back to atacand. Impacted exercise regimen, particularly cycling.
   —Posted by Roland Dumas
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19 Mar 2009 I was taking Lisinipril for 10 years and read that Atacand had less side effects, so I switched and can hardly notice the differense between the two.
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