Generic Name: trandolapril (tran DOE la pril)
Brand Name: Mavik
Medically reviewed: March 7, 2018
What is trandolapril?
Trandolapril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.
Trandolapril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use trandolapril if you have ever had angioedema, or if you are allergic to trandolapril or to any other ACE inhibitor (benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril).
If you have diabetes, do not use trandolapril together with any medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo).
You may also need to avoid taking trandolapril with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.
To make sure trandolapril is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
any history of heart disease or congestive heart failure;
Do not use if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor right away. Trandolapril can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester.
Trandolapril can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using trandolapril.
How should I take trandolapril?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Trandolapril can be taken with or without food.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often, and you may need frequent blood tests.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using trandolapril.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
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 trandolapril?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of trandolapril.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking trandolapril, unless your doctor has told you to.
Trandolapril side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult 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;
kidney problems--little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;
high potassium--nausea, slow or unusual heart rate, weakness, loss of movement; or
Common side effects may include:
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
dizziness, weakness, fainting;
high potassium or low calcium;
slow heart rate; or
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.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
What other drugs will affect trandolapril?
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
a diuretic or "water pill";
gold injections to treat arthritis;
insulin or oral diabetes medicine;
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with trandolapril, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
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.
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- Drug class: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Other brands: Mavik