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Who should not take Atacand?

You shouldn't take the blood pressure medication Atacand (candesartan) if you're allergic to any of its ingredients or if you've had an allergic reaction to another ARB (angiotensin II receptor blocker). You also shouldn't take Atacand if you're pregnant, because it can damage or even kill a developing fetus if you take it during the last six months of pregnancy. If you become pregnant, stop taking Atacand and call your doctor immediately. If you are diabetic and take the drug aliskiren, you should not take Atacand. 

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