Candesartan cilexetil

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Scientific Name: Candesartan cilexetil
Brand Name: Atacand, Atacand Hct
Company Owner: Astrazeneca pharmaceuticals lp
Mechanism Of Action Candesartan selectively blocks the binding of angiotensin II to AT1 in many tissues including vascular smooth muscle and the adrenal glands. This inhibits the AT1-mediated vasoconstrictive and aldosterone-secreting effects of angiotensin II and results in an overall decrease in blood pressure. Candesartan is greater than 10, 000 times more selective for AT1 than AT2. Inhibition of aldosterone secretion may increase sodium and water excretion while decreasing potassium excretion.
Description of the Drug: Candesartan cilexetil is an angiotensin receptor blocker used to treat hypertension, systolic hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, and delay progression of diabetic nephropathy.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from