Mavik is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure. It is an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor.
By inhibiting ACE it causes relaxation of vessels and also decreases absorption of water by the kidney, both help in reducing pressure on vessels and thus increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
Trandolapril is also used to increase survival rate after heart attack. It is available in the capsule and tablet form only with your doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
Your doctor will inform you of what you need to know before using Mavik.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
There are no adequate studies done which prove Trandolapril’s harmful effects in children. Use it after consulting your doctor. However, safety and efficacy have not been established.
This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults. However, it should be used with caution if there are kidney problems.
It is a category D drug. It should not be used in pregnancy. It can cause harm and can cause the death of an unborn baby.
Trandolapril passes into breast milk. Do not breast-feed while using it as may cause harmful effects in the baby.
Trandolapril may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He/she may want to change the dosage or drug.
Some of them are listed below,
Everolimus or sirolimus as the risk of angioedema may be increased.
Diuretics (furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) as increases risk of low blood pressure.
Eplerenone, potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone), potassium supplements, or trimethoprim as they may increase risk of hyperkalemia (high potassium level).
Aliskiren or angiotensin receptor blockers (losartan) because the risk of certain side effects (kidney problems, high blood potassium levels, low blood pressure) may be increased.
Insulin, sulfonylureas (glipizide) and other oral diabetes medicines (metformin) as they may increases risk of low blood sugar.
Certain gold-containing medicines (sodium aurothiomalate) because flushing, low blood pressure, nausea, and vomiting may occur.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (ibuprofen, indomethacin) because they may increase the risk of kidney problems and decrease Trandolapril's effectiveness.
Lithium or thiopurines (azathioprine) as the risk of its side effects may be increased by Trandolapril.
Other Medical Conditions
Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness. Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as,
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