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Why would my doctor prescribe candesartan?

A doctor may prescribe candesartan (Atacand) to treat high blood pressure. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. Candesartan is sometimes prescribed for other reasons, such as congestive heart failure, which is when your heart cannot pump enough blood to the other parts of your body. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information about candesartan.

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