Trandolapril 1mg Tablets – Generic Mavik
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Trandolapril may cause injury or death to the fetus if taken after the third
month of pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right
Trandolapril is used for:
Treating high blood pressure alone or with other medicine. It
is used along with other medicines to manage heart failure or improve survival
after a heart
attack. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by
Trandolapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)
inhibitor. It works by helping to relax blood vessels. This helps to lower blood
Do NOT use Trandolapril if:
- you are allergic to any
ingredient in Trandolapril or to another ACE inhibitor (eg, lisinopril)
- you have a history
of angioedema (swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue;
difficulty swallowing or breathing; unusual hoarseness), including
angioedema caused by treatment with an ACE inhibitor
- you are in your second or third
trimester of pregnancy
Before using Trandolapril :
Some medical conditions may interact with Trandolapril . Tell
your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any
of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to
become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any
prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary
- if you have
allergies to medicines or other substances
- if you are able to become
- if you have a history of heart
problems (eg, heart failure, aortic stenosis), blood vessel problems,
blood flow problems, bone marrow problems, kidney or liver problems,
- if you have a history of stroke,
recent heart attack, or kidney transplant
- if you have an autoimmune disease
arthritis, lupus, scleroderma)
- if you are dehydrated or have low
- if you have high potassium levels
or low blood sodium levels, or you are on a low-salt (sodium) diet
- if you are receiving treatments
to reduce sensitivity to bee or wasp stings
- if you are having dialysis or
apheresis, or you are scheduled to have major surgery
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Trandolapril . Tell your
health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of
- Diuretics (eg, furosemide,
hydrochlorothiazide) because the risk of low blood pressure may be increased
- Aldosterone blockers (eg,
eplerenone), potassium-sparing diuretics (eg, spironolactone), or potassium
supplements because the risk of high blood potassium levels may be increased
- Angiotensin receptor blockers (eg,
losartan) or trimethoprim because the risk of kidney problems may be
- Insulin, sulfonylureas (eg,
glipizide), or other oral diabetes medicines (eg, metformin)
because the risk of low blood sugar may be increased
- Certain gold-containing medicines
(eg, sodium aurothiomalate) because flushing, low blood pressure, nausea,
and vomiting may occur
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen, indomethacin)
because they may decrease Trandolapril ‘s effectiveness
- Lithium because the risk of its
side effects may be increased by Trandolapril
How to use Trandolapril :
Use Trandolapril as directed by your doctor. Check the label
on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take Trandolapril by mouth with
or without food.
- Take Trandolapril on a regular
schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Trandolapril at the same
time each day will help you remember to take it.
- Continue to take Trandolapril
even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
- If you miss a dose of
Trandolapril , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your
next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Do not take 2 doses at once.
Important safety information:
- Trandolapril may cause dizziness,
lightheadedness, or fainting. These effects may be worse if you take it with
alcohol or certain medicines. Use Trandolapril with caution. Do not drive or
perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
- Trandolapril may cause dizziness,
lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may
increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially
in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
- Trandolapril may cause a serious
side effect called angioedema. Contact your doctor at once if you develop
swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty
swallowing or breathing; or unusual hoarseness.
- Trandolapril may not work as well
in black patients. They may also be at greater risk of side effects. Contact
your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse.
- Dehydration, excessive sweating,
vomiting, or diarrhea may increase the risk of low blood pressure. Contact
your health care provider at once if any of these occur.
- Check with your doctor before you
use a salt substitute or a product that has potassium in it.
- Tell your doctor or dentist that
you take Trandolapril before you receive any medical or dental
care, emergency care, or surgery.
- Patients who take medicine for
high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after
starting treatment. Be sure to take your medicine even if you may not feel
“normal.” Tell your doctor if you develop any new symptoms.
- If you have high blood pressure,
do not use nonprescription products that contain stimulants. These products
may include diet pills or cold medicines. Contact your doctor if you have
any questions or concerns.
- Diabetes patients – Trandolapril
may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar levels closely. Ask your
doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
- Lab tests, including blood
pressure, blood electrolyte levels, heart function, or kidney or liver
function, may be performed while you use Trandolapril . These tests may be
used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep
all doctor and lab appointments.
- Trandolapril should not be used
safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING:
Trandolapril may cause birth defects or fetal death if you take it while you
are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right
away. Trandolapril is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking
Possible side effects of Trandolapril :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have
no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any
of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Cough; diarrhea; dizziness; stomach upset.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE
side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or
tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest
pain; dark urine; decreased urination; difficulty swallowing; fast,
slow, or irregular heartbeat; muscle pain or cramping; numbness of an arm or a
leg; one-sided weakness; shortness of breath; slurred speech; stomach pain
(with or without nausea or vomiting); symptoms of infection (eg, fever,
chills, persistent sore throat); symptoms of low blood pressure (eg, fainting,
severe dizziness, lightheadedness); yellowing of the skin or eyes.