Trandolapril-Verapamil

Pronounced

"tran-DOLE-uh-prill w/ver-APP-uh-mill"

Common brand names:

Tarka

Uses

This product is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This product contains 2 medications: trandolapril and verapamil. Trandolapril belongs to a class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. Verapamil belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. They both work by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Verapamil may also lower your heart rate.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking trandolapril/verapamil and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with food as directed your doctor, usually once or twice daily. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

It may take up to several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medication.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse (your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).

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