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Tarka (Generic Trandolapril and Verapamil)

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If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, avoid using verapamil and trandolapril together. Contact your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking verapamil and trandolapril.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Trandolapril and verapamil together are used to treat high blood pressure. It is a mix of two prescription drugs. By reducing specific molecules that constrict blood arteries, it improves blood flow. Additionally, it relaxes blood arteries, which lessens the force required for your heart to pump.

How should this medicine be used?

The oral tablet form of the trandolapril and verapamil combination is available for consumption. Usually, one dose is given each day. It is recommended to consume the tablet whole. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets. Pay close attention to the instructions on the label of your prescription and ask your pharmacist or doctor to explain anything you do not understand. Adhere to the prescribed dosage of verapamil and trandolapril. Never take more or less of it, or take it more frequently than your doctor has instructed.

Trandolapril and verapamil together regulate high blood pressure, but they do not treat it. Even if you feel better, keep taking verapamil and trandolapril. Don’t stop taking verapamil with trandolapril without first consulting your doctor.

What special precautions should I follow?

Special precautions should be taken when using Trandolapril, and individuals taking this medication should be aware of the following considerations:

  • If you have an allergy to any medication, including trandolapril, verapamil, benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, quinapril, or ramipril, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
  • Inform your physician if you take aliskiren (Tekturna, in Amturnide, Tekamlo, Tekturna HCT) and have diabetes (high blood sugar). If you take aliskiren in addition to trandolapril and have diabetes, your doctor will probably advise against doing so.
  • Inform your physician about any heart, liver, or kidney problems that you currently have or have ever had, as well as any recent heart attacks, irregular heartbeats, muscular dystrophy, gastrointestinal obstructions (strictures), or diabetes.
  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, and vitamins or herbal products you are taking.
  • Inform the physician or dentist that you are taking verapamil and trandolapril if you are having surgery, including dental surgery.
  • You should be aware that this medication may cause sleepiness. Until you are certain of how trandolapril and verapamil will effect you, avoid using machinery or driving a car.
  • Just keep in mind that drinking may exacerbate the drowsiness brought on by this medication. If you are using this medication, avoid alcohol.

Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and inform them of any other medications, supplements, or medical conditions you have to ensure safe and effective treatment.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Verapamil with trandolapril may make you feel uncomfortable. Take verapamil and trandolapril with meals or milk.Consult your physician before to utilizing potassium-containing salt alternatives. If your physician recommends a low-sodium or low-salt diet, carefully follow these guidelines.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

As soon as you recall, take the missed dose. On the other hand, if the next dose is almost here, skip the one you missed and stick to your usual dosage plan. Never take two doses to make up for something you forgot to take.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Trandolapril and verapamil, like any medication, can cause side effects. It’s important to note that not everyone will experience these side effects, and their severity can vary from person to person. Common side effects of trandolapril and verapamil may include:

  • Cough
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Flushing (feeling of warmth)
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Vivid, unusual dreams

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • Swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Fainting
  • Rash
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Fever
  • Increase in frequency or severity of chest pain (angina)

It’s important to note that this is not an exhaustive list of side effects, and individual responses can vary. Additionally, certain side effects may be more common in specific patient populations or with long-term use. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, contact your healthcare provider promptly.

It’s crucial to inform your doctor about any pre-existing medical conditions, allergies, or medications you are taking to minimize the risk of adverse reactions and ensure appropriate monitoring. Always take medications as prescribed and follow up with your healthcare provider regularly.

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Storage and Disposal:

  • Storage:
    • Keep trandolapril and verapamil in its original container at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
    • Do not store it in the bathroom.
    • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  • Disposal:
    • Dispose of unused or expired trandolapril and verapamil in accordance with local regulations.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drains unless instructed to do so.

In case of emergency/overdose

In case of an overdose or emergency, seek immediate medical attention or contact your local poison control center. Symptoms of an overdose may include severe dizziness, fainting, slow or irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, or unconsciousness.

What other information should I know?

  • Regular Follow-ups: Attend regular check-ups with your healthcare provider to monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, and overall health.
  • Lab Tests: Your doctor may order periodic blood tests to check your kidney function, electrolyte levels, and other parameters while you are on these medications.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, as these medications may have potential risks to the fetus or infant.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Grapefruit: Limit or avoid alcohol consumption, as it can amplify the side effects of these medications. Additionally, avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice, especially with Verapamil, as it can interact with the medication.
  • Inform Healthcare Providers: Make sure to inform any healthcare provider, including dentists and emergency room personnel, that you are taking Trandolapril and Verapamil, as they may interact with other medications.
  • Adherence to Medication: Take the prescribed dosage of Trandolapril and Verapamil as directed by your healthcare provider. If you have any concerns or experience side effects, consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to your medication regimen.

Always consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have specific questions or concerns about the storage, disposal, or usage of Trandolapril and Verapamil.

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