Generic name: Trandolapril
Mavik is in a family of drugs known as ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors. It works by preventing a chemical in your blood called angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body. ACE inhibitors also expand your blood vessels, further reducing blood pressure. Mavik is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
For treatment of high blood pressure, the recommended adult starting dose is 1 mg once daily with increases in dose every two to four weeks until blood pressure is controlled. The maximum recommended dose is 4 mg once daily.
After a heart attack, the recommended starting dose is 1 mg once daily starting no earlier than the third day after the heart attack has taken place. After two days, the recommended dose is increased to 2 mg once daily and after one month, the recommended dose is increased to 4 mg once daily if the medication is tolerated.
Trandolapril may be taken with or without food.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is very important that this medication be taken on a regular schedule as prescribed by the doctor. If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular schedule. Do not double doses.
Uses of Mavik
Side Effects of Mavik
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Mavik. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Mavik:
Drug Interaction :- If Mavik is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Mavik with the following:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. The most likely effects of a Mavik overdose are light-headedness or dizziness due to a sudden drop in blood pressure. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
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