Candesartan

Candesartan cilexetil

Description

Candesartan is an AIIRA, selective for AT1 receptors, with tight binding to and slow dissociation from the receptor. It has no agonist activity. The antagonism of the angiotensin II (AT1) receptors results in dose related increases in plasma renin levels, angiotensin I and angiotensin II levels, and a decrease in plasma aldosterone concentration.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Candesartan
C Cardiovascular system → C09 Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system → C09C Angiotensin II antagonists, plain → C09CA Angiotensin II antagonists, plain

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