candesartan cilexetil, Atacand (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of candesartan include headache, dizziness, fatigue, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and upper respiratory infections. Patients may also experience hyperkalemia, impotence, reduced renal function, and allergic reactions. Rhabdomyolysis (inflammation and destruction of muscle) and angioedema (swelling of soft tissues including those of the throat and larynx) are rare but serious side effects of candesartan.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 2/29/2012



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