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Trandolapril (Mavik) Drug for High Blood Pressure: Use, Side Effects, Interactions




Trandolapril
(Mavik, United States and Canada)

More drugs used for High Blood Pressure.

Use:

Trandolapril or Mavik is a long acting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor similar to lisinopril and enalapril. It is used in cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension.

How It Works:

Trandolapril or Mavik inhibits an enzyme, ACE, which is involved in the angiotensin-renin system. This system plays an integral role in blood pressure control, and with ACE inhibition blood pressure is lowered.

Side Effects:

Trandolapril or Mavik is well tolerated, however side effects have been reported - hypotension, gastro intestinal disturbance, headache, dizziness, cough, tiredness, and muscle cramps.

Cautions for People:

People must realize that Trandolapril or Mavik, like other medication used in cardiovascular conditions, must be taken routinely to ensure control of the condition.

Drug Interactions:

Because Trandolapril or Mavik can lower blood pressure, care must be taken in combination with other medication that can also lower blood pressure, that hypotension or too low blood pressure occur.

Further Reading:

Drugs 1994;48:71
Hypertension 1995;26:124
Drugs 1995;49:516
Arch Intern Med 1994;154:513

Added to Virtual Drugstore November 1996.

The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.













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