Trandolapril is a prescription drug licensed to control high blood pressure. It is also used to improve survival and/or decrease the changes of developing congestive heart failure symptoms following a heart attack. By helping blood vessels relax, the medication increases the efficiency of the heart. This medicine comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day.
What Is Trandolapril?
Trandolapril (Mavik®) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short.
Are There Side Effects?
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with trandolapril. However, not everyone who takes trandolapril will experience side effects. When they do occur, trandolapril side effects are often minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects of trandolapril include:
- Cough (see Mavik Cough)
- Extremely low blood pressure
- Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia).
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