Atacand (candesartan), a new angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) for hypertension

Astra is now promoting Atacand (candesartan), a new angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) for hypertension.

It's the fourth drug in this class...along with Cozaar (losartan), Diovan (valsartan), and Avapro (irbesartan).

These drugs block angiotensin II...a potent vasoconstrictor.

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