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Candesartan cilexetil: an angiotensin II receptor blocker.

Authors
  • Stoukides, C A
  • McVoy, H J
  • Kaul, A F
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of pharmacotherapy
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1999
Volume
33
Issue
12
Pages
1287–1298
Identifiers
PMID: 10630830
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Candesartan cilexetil provides an alternative antihypertensive therapy that is well tolerated and effective in reducing blood pressure in a wide range of patients. Due to its greater binding affinity to the angiotensin II receptor, candesartan cilexetil appears to have a longer antihypertensive effect than losartan. This may be advantageous in decreasing morbidity and mortality associated with hypertension, although further studies are required to validate this potential advantage.

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