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Generic Name
Candesartan Cilexitil
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Risk Category
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
The risk category is C in the first trimester.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Angiotensin II receptor antagonist for treatment of hypertension.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • In animals it causes late fetal and neonatal injury in the kidney.
  • No human experience with its use in pregnancy but in general, use of angiotensin II antagonists during the last two trimesters of pregnancy is associated with: intrauterine growth retardation, renal tubular dysplasia leading to neonatal anuria and renal failure, oligohydramnios leading to skull and limb deformalities and lung hypoplasia.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in animals.
  • Unknown excretion into human milk.
  • Not recommended during breast feeding.
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