- July 12, 2020
The name of your medicine is Candesartan AtbTM. The active ingredient is candesartan cilexetil.
This belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by making your blood vessels relax and widen. This helps to lower your blood pressure. It also makes it easier for your heart to pump blood to all parts of your body.
This medicine is used to:
- treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adult patients and in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years.
- treat adult heart failure patients with reduced heart muscle function when Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors cannot be used or in addition to ACE-inhibitors when symptoms persist despite treatment and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA) cannot be used. ACE- inhibitors and MRAs are medicines used to treat heart failure.