Candesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes heart attacks and kidney problems. Candesartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
This medication is also used to treat heart failure.
This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 1 year due to increased risk of side effects.
Dizziness tiredness or lightheadedness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Runny nose or sore throat may also occur. If any of these effects persists or worsens tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged