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Mavik

Generic Name: trandolapril (tran DOE la pril)
Brand Name: Mavik

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Oct 23, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is Mavik?

Mavik is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Mavik is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), and to improve survival after a heart attack.

Mavik may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Do not use if you are pregnant, and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

If you have diabetes, do not use Mavik together with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine).

Do not take Mavik within 36 hours before or after taking medicine that contains sacubitril (such as Entresto).

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Mavik if you are allergic to it, or if you:

Do not take Mavik within 36 hours before or after taking medicine that contains sacubitril (such as Entresto).

If you have diabetes, do not use Mavik together with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine).

You may also need to avoid taking Mavik with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);

  • liver disease;

  • heart disease or congestive heart failure;

  • diabetes; or

  • if you are on a low-salt diet.

Do not use if you are pregnant, and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Mavik can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester.

You should not breastfeed while using Mavik.

How should I take Mavik?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Mavik can be taken with or without food.

Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking Mavik. This can lead to very low blood pressure, a serious electrolyte imbalance, or kidney failure.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Your kidney function and electrolytes may also need to be checked.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Mavik.

If you have high blood pressure, keep using this medicine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Mavik?

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes, unless your doctor has told you to.

Mavik side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. You may be more likely to have an allergic reaction if you are African-American.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

  • upper stomach pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

  • chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;

  • high potassium level--nausea, weakness, tingly feeling, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, loss of movement;

  • kidney problems--little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;

  • low white blood cell counts--fever, chills, feeling light-headed, mouth sores, skin sores, sore throat, cough, trouble breathing; or

  • lung problems--anxiety, sweating, pale skin, severe shortness of breath, wheezing, gasping for breath, cough with foamy mucus.

Common side effects may include:

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.

What other drugs will affect Mavik?

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:

This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect Mavik, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.