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Can I use Atacand if I am taking an ACE inhibitor?

Depending on the specifics of your medical condition, your doctor may prescribe both the blood pressure medication Atacand (candesartan) and another type of blood pressure medication, called an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Both ACE inhibitors and Atacand -- which belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) -- lower blood pressure by interfering with chemicals that constrict blood vessels, which allows for smoother blood flow. Sometimes these two types of drugs are given in combination to treat heart failure.

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