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Candesartan - anybody tried it?

Hi all

I have been give Candesartan as a back-up medication to take if my MAV symptoms return. has anybody on the group tried it? if so, how did it go?


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Hi @gidlabu

I tried candesartan for about 16 months, I was ok at first but I didn’t really do anything for me or at least I couldn’t handle a high enough dose as my blood pressure dropped and I felt so faint. Now started Amitriptyline so hoping for better days on this! What have you tried previously?

Hi I was on 4mg for a short time but it dropped my blood pressure too much and I would have random sensations of going to faint and so I stopped it

See my thread: the Pizotifen Diaries!

Thanks, interesting…

Don’t forget to do a search if you hadn’t already done so :wink:


a month in, either the candesartan or the low carb diet i’ve started are doing wonders. i have gone 3 weeks without a symptom i could call MAV. hurrah!

felt a bit wobbly and quite tired for 2 weeks when i started candesartan, but apparently that’s normal.

seems to be going well…



Awesome beans!!!

Excellent news, I am delighted for you. What dose of Candesartan are you on?

According to his diary, he was starting at 4mg/daily with possibility of reaching 8mg. Be interesting to know what level has given so much success though. It is listed as useful for MAV but doesn’t seem very popular with doctors of the people on here for some reason. Wonder why.

Interesting to read. Helen

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That’s fantastic, long may it continue.

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