It is an angiotensin II receptor (type AT1) antagonist. Irbesartan blocks the vasoconstriction and aldosterone secreting effects of angiotensin II by selectively blocking the binding of angiotensin II to the AT1 receptors found in vacular smooth muscle, adrenal gland etc.


Mild to moderate hypertension etc.

Side Effects: 

Peripheral Oedema, rhinitis, back pain, Diarrhea, headache, dizziness, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection, heartburn etc.

Dosage forms:

Candesartan 4 mg tablets
Candesartan 8 mg tablets
Candesartan 10 mg tablets
Candesartan 16 mg tablets

Brand names (Company Name):

Candelong (Micro Labs Ltd)

Candesar (Bal Pharma Limited)
Candestan (Medley Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Candez Ind-Swift Limited
Cantar  Dr Reddy Laboratories Ltd
Ipsita Bal Pharma Limited (Servetus)
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