Generic Name: trandolapril (tran DOE la pril)Brand Names: Mavik
Trandolapril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. 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 other purposes not listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about Mavik (trandolapril)?Do not use trandolapril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of trandolapril. Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking trandolapril, unless your doctor has told you to.
Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking trandolapril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Mavik (trandolapril)?Do not use this medication 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).
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a trandolapril dose adjustment or special tests:
kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
heart disease or congestive heart failure;
a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.
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.
Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking trandolapril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using trandolapril. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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.
feeling light-headed, fainting;
urinating less than usual, or not at all;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
easy bruising or bleeding;
tired feeling, muscle weakness, and pounding or uneven heartbeats;
chest pain; or
swelling, rapid weight gain.
Less serious side effects may include:
dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
sleep problems (insomnia);
nausea, upset stomach; 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.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
gold injections to treat arthritis;
lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
salt substitutes that contain potassium; or
a diuretic (water pill).
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.