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What is the dosage for Atacand HCT?

The blood pressure medication Atacand HCT combines candesartan (an angiotensin II receptor antagonist) and hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic). It's generally given to people whose blood pressure can't be adequately controlled with just one drug.

Most patients taking candesartan alone start at 16 milligrams (mg) once a day. Those who take hydrochlorothiazide usually take 12.5 to 50 mg a day. Patients whose high blood pressure is not controlled by either of these drugs alone may be prescribed the combination pill Atacand HCT. This pill contains 32 mg of candesartan and 12.5 mg of hydrochlorothiazide, and is taken once a day. In adults, the maximum dose of Atacand HCT contains 32 mg of candesartan and 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide.

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