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trandolapril

Pronunciation: tran DOE la pril

Brand: Mavik

Mavik 1 mg

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Mavik 2 mg

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Mavik 4 mg

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Trandolapril 1 mg-TEV

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Trandolapril 2 mg-TEV

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Trandolapril 4 mg-TEV

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What is the most important information I should know about trandolapril?

Multum nopreg

Do not use trandolapril if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Multum donot

You should not use trandolapril if you have ever had angioedema, or if you are allergic to trandolapril or similar medicines, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), or ramipril (Altace).

Multum noalcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of trandolapril.

Multum donot

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking trandolapril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Multum donot

Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while taking trandolapril. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.

What is trandolapril?

Trandolapril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Trandolapril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), and to improve survival after a heart attack.

Trandolapril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking trandolapril?

Multum donot

You should not use trandolapril if you have ever had angioedema, or if you are allergic to trandolapril or to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), or ramipril (Altace).

To make sure you can safely take trandolapril, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • liver disease;
  • heart disease or congestive heart failure;
  • diabetes; or
  • a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Multum nopreg

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use trandolapril if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Trandolapril can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking trandolapril.

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Trandolapril can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using trandolapril.

How should I take trandolapril?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Trandolapril can be taken with or without food.

Multum donot

Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while taking trandolapril. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.

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If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using trandolapril.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

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Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Multum emt

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include feeling extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking trandolapril?

Multum noalcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of trandolapril.

Multum donot

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking trandolapril, unless your doctor has told you to.

What are the possible side effects of trandolapril?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. You may be more likely to have an allergic reaction if you are African-American.

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Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • urinating less than usual, or not at all;
  • swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • chest pain, trouble breathing;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • high potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling); or
  • low calcium (numbness or tingly feeling around your mouth, fast or slow heart rate, muscle tightness or contraction, overactive reflexes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
  • cough;
  • muscle pain;
  • dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation; or
  • mild skin itching or rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect trandolapril?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • gold injections to treat arthritis;
  • insulin or oral diabetes medications;
  • lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
  • a diuretic (water pill); or
  • aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with trandolapril. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over the counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about trandolapril.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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