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Can I use Atacand if I am taking an NSAID?

If you're taking the blood pressure medication Atacand (candesartan) your doctor may advise you to avoid taking an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). These painkillers can reduce Atacand's effect on blood pressure and may increase the risk of kidney damage. People who already have kidney disease and/or are also taking a diuretic (water pill) are at increased risk for these problems. NSAIDs include indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and piroxicam (Feldene). Before you take both Atacand and an NSAID, talk with your doctor.

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