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Generic Atacand Is Now Available

by Elizabeth Davis on June 11, 2013 at 8:24 am

Generic Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) is now available from manufacturer Sandoz, following the approval of the Atacand HCT generic (candesartan cilexetil and hydrochlorothiazide) last year.

Atacand is an ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) used to treat high blood pressure, in the same class of medicines as Cozaar (losartan), Avapro (irbesartan), and Diovan (valsartan).

Prices for generic candesartan are already as much as 50% lower than brand name Atacand, and should continue to drop as more manufacturers get approval to market their versions of the generic. Prices for 30 tablets of candesartan range from about $40 – $125, depending on the strength and pharmacy.

However, generics like losartan that have been around for a while are still your lowest-cost options, typically coming in under $15 for 30 tablets for any strength.

You can check candesartan prices in your area here, or compare with other ARBs.

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