Patient leaflet says 'may not work as well in black people'. What ??
How the hell can skin colour affect how a drug works? Seriously... someone help me here
It's almost always about the common genetic traits shared amongst a group if there is such a medication warning. The only instance where skin color actually may matter is for medications that create greater skin sensitivity (like to the sun) and in this case it would be "white people" who are potentially at greater risk of side effects or the medication not working as intended. It's absolutely legitimate for medications to work better or not at all for different ethnicities.
- Candesartan Information for Consumers
- Candesartan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Candesartan (detailed)
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